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Given the recent Republican debate about religion, does a candidate's religion have any weight on who you vote for in next year's presidental election?

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Jeff that is a valid , lucid, well thought out question which should bring out intelligent responses from the different diverse, educated , learned , reasonable responders that frequent this board . What are you nuts ! 18 days before Christmas you sit back and lob a hand grenade into this cauldron of political insanity. I get it "Jeff" is an alias who are really Scrooge ? Mephistopheles ? This is the happening we have been waiting for on the Thread about the End of Days right ? This is the question meant to end the run. Appropriately set to detonate in our midst on Pearl Harbor Day ! " Dec 7th 2007 a day that will live in infamy !!   


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I want a president that believes that THIS life is the only one or at least the main one so he treats it with the respect it deserves. (and doesn't try to get us all killed)

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I want a president that believes that THIS life is the only one or at least the main one so he treats it with the respect it deserves. (and doesn't try to get us all killed)


So Barry, I guess you'll be voting for a pro-life candidate? One that thinks cloning humans would be wrong. Against killing kids moments away from coming down the birth canal and all forms of suicide. I'm with you, Barry.


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does a candidate's religion have any weight on who you vote for

It should if the candidate is fervent in his beliefs. But, when you have candidates like Teddy Kennedy and Giuliani who say they are/were Catholic and pick and choose which dogma they believe in then their religion doesn't matter because it doesn't matter to them.






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One that thinks cloning humans would be wrong.


No one I now believes in human cloning because it produces bizarre failures with such unethical experiments. But morally there should be nothing wrong with it if it worked. You are just replicating the same process  as natural identical twining.


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Granny one afternoon a group of us were at the Hobart for the Saturday matinee. I think it may have been The Three Stooges in outer Space or The Stooges go to the moon. We are paying to get in and the woman in the booth tells me I'm to big to get for children's price I have to be over 12. I swear I'm not but I forced to pay the Adult price having to use my popcorn and goober money to make up the difference. We get inside and the children's section is packed , So in my infinite wisdom I say I paid adult I'm sitting over here ( In the middle)Five minutes later matron lady shines her light in my eyes and tells me I have to move to the children's section. I tell her I didn't pay children's admission and she says doesn't matter , it's the kids section or out. So sadly to say I moved. wouldn't happen today. Guess I was a child of the times actually did what I was told to do even though I was right.  


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Granny ,True geniuses very rarely get their just celebrity till they pass .
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Religion, for myself, is not a test for public office.  I have
voted for people of many religions, and for people whose
religion (if any) has been totally unknown to me. 
 
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When we vote for someone we vote for the total sum of that person. We judge his character by how he/she has played "the game" thus far. If someone has not kept his or her promises in the past, I don't think we can expect an epiphany upon his or her election to high office.

We can liken it to the game of golf. We know the rules, they're in the book. Do we want to play with someone who kicks the ball into the fairway, or throws the ball onto the green from a deep bunker?

Religion in and of itself should not be a test, but an insight as to how a candidate may act in a certain situation. Example: A fervent Catholic is pro-life.

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I agree , I think how and with what influences you were brought up and educated with will influence and determine ( if not pre-getermine) your actions and reactions in latter life. Religion although the hidden qualifier is a huge determining factor. A strict conservative southern baptist type is pretty much locked into his "views" on abortion , stem cells and gay marriage issues. Catholics , Protestants , Jehova Witnesses , Mormans , Lutherans etc etc would tend to lean toward what they were taught to believe in . Fact of life. All will say they are not bound and would decide with an open mind. The point is that they are pre-disposed to a certain side of an issue.


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While on the topic of religion and politics;

“Democrats who supported a House resolution to honor Ramadan voted against a similar resolution to honor Christmas and Christianity... 18 Democrats voted ‘nay’ or ‘present’ on a resolution to ‘recognize the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.’ An eagle-eyed Republican House staffer points out that those same members, with one exception, voted to ‘recognize the commencement of Ramadan,’ a Muslim religious observance in October. Nine Democrats voted against the Christmas resolution. They are: Rep. Gary Ackerman (N.Y.), Rep. Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), Rep. Diane DeGette (Colo.), Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.), Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.), Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.), Rep. Robert Scott (Va.), Rep. Pete Stark (Calif.) and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (Calif.). Another nine Democrats chose to vote ‘present.’ They are: Rep. Hon Conyers (Mich.), Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.), Rep. Rush Holt (N.Y.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Rep. Peter Welch (Vt.) and Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.) Each of them supported the Ramadan resolution except for Rep. Lee, who did not vote.” —Amanda Carpenter

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