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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Faith and Poltics...why the litmus test? Is faith personal and between us and God?

President Obama hosts Easter prayer breakfast 
President Obama attends an Easter prayer breakfast at the White House. He speaks often about his faith and religious moderates generally give him high marks -- but some Republicans have accused him of waging a "war on religion." (Pete Marovich, European Pressphoto Agency / April 4, 2012.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems that many Americans feel if you are not oppressing people with your religion, then you are not religious enough. I am not a religious person (spiritual, yes....i believe in God, just not yours) but I thought Christians were supposed to worship humbly. That is how Obama strikes me, a humble Christian.

John Williams
COM 101 Sec 4049

Anonymous said...

I like you John :) I like your posts :)

I personally do not think religion or other stuff from your personal life should affect the "If you are a good president" thought. if you do your job and run the country in the right way, I dont care what you do in your personal life. I think of it how I choose my friends... I dont care if you are Muslim, Christian, or do not believe in God at all. If you are willing to put our religious (or not religious) views aside to have an actual human connection, then we could be really good friends. If you do not push your religious views on me, then I will not push mine on yours. If you ask me questions about my religious views, I will answer them without being too overly obsessive about it... Point is, the presidents religious views should not affect ANYTHING. Unless of course the president is trying to overcome the American people with it...




Nicole Baxter COM 101-4080

Anonymous said...

How sincere he is is up to him -and as Tupac was known for saying " Only God Can Judge Me". He comes across as a very sincere and devoted Christian. I very much doubt that anything he does will ever be good enough for the Republicans - his motives will always be in question and he will never be sincere enough. It's sickening how they will accuse him of such things,just because he refused to bend and promote their agenda. I love that he sticks to his guns on this and that he kicked his old pastor to the curb.
A. Carlos 101-4049

Anonymous said...

I don't think there should be a problem with what people want to believe in as long as they don't force people to get involved. Yes maybe it should be kept personal but it also shouldn't be a problem if someone wants to express it as long as it doesn't bother anyone.

Stephanie Cardiel Com 4044

Anonymous said...

I am not a deeply religious person and I do not feel the level of a person’s faith is dependent on how often a person attends church services. President Obama is the elected leader of a largely Christian nation, by him attending services on occasion and not constantly adding his religious beliefs to his public speeches, I think he is sending a clear message that religion should not drive every decision made by our country’s leaders.

Michael UOP HUM114

Anonymous said...

I personally do not agree with the statement "Only God can judge me".

If God judged people then there would be people he would not like... But God does love everyone... So my interpretation is that God does not judge...

Or maybe this could just be me overthinking it...


nicole Baxter COm 101-4080

Anonymous said...

I would hate to think of what would happen if we had a leader who was not religious. The moral foundation of basic religious faith is what keeps us from kill each other, cutting services to our fellow Americans, making college unaffordable, discriminating against women, hating those who do not look like us... WAIT A MINUTE. It's Christians doing this and calling it patriotism, American morality and good ols Conservative values.

Anonymous said...

Montoya @ Phoenix

I WOULD NOT LIKE TO THINK IF OUR WORLD LEADERS DID NOT HAVE A RELIGION. I am a true when it comes to religion, beleive that without it in our nation things would be not too good.

Anonymous said...

I agree.. Having religious values gives us a guide... We all have different beliefs and if the president chooses to show us that he believes in god that should have no bearing on how he leads us and people should not judge him for it just like we shouldn't judge someone else's religious beliefs.
Phoenix Carmen