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Presidential Candidates' Religions

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By The Associated Press – 12/10/2007

The Associated Press asked the 2008 presidential candidates what religion they practice, whether they are a member of a particular church, and how often they attend services.

Like the majority of Americans, all the candidates are Christians. Seven are Roman Catholic, four are Baptist, two are Methodist, one is Episcopalian, one is Presbyterian, one is Mormon, and one describes himself simply as Christian.

Their answers:

DEMOCRATS:

Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden: Roman Catholic

New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Methodist

Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd: Catholic

Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Methodist

Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Catholic

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: Christian

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Catholic

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REPUBLICANS:

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Catholic

California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Baptist

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Southern Baptist

Arizona Sen. John McCain: Episcopalian

Texas Rep. Ron Paul: Baptist

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Mormon

Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: Presbyterian

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: Church of Christ

So many catholics, so little confessing of sins. :roll:

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I'd take a catholic over a baptist any day.

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So many catholics, so little confessing of sins.


It would seem the last presidential candidate to confess to sin was Baptist Jimmy Carter with his "lusted in his heart" comment in a Playboy interview. It worked for him but probably only because everyone understood his basic honesty and we were so tried of the lying bullshit that was Tricky Dick and 'quid pro quo' Ford. With this current batch we seem to be looking for the least dishonest and not the most honest.

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Tricky Dick and 'quid pro quo' Ford.


They seem pretty tame compared to what's in the White House today, don't they?

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Tricky Dick and 'quid pro quo' Ford.


They seem pretty tame compared to what's in the White House today, don't they?


You mean that their religion is not genocide?

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No. I meant that Nixon's presidential behaviors were considered "dictatorial" at the time, and they weren't anything close to the dictatorial behavior of George W. Bush.

Ford was a lost election from the minute he took over from Nixon. We used to laugh that just about anybody could've defeated Ford and that's one of the reasons a Georgia governor was elected. Carter seemed to take his religion very seriously; not to force it onto anyone else or to use it to advance a political agenda, but more as a personal guide in helping him to make decisions. It doesn't mean he wasn't a shrewd politician, but compared to the religious rightwing agendas used in politics today, Carter's religion when he was president just seems to be the personal and private religious beliefs of an individual...nothing more.

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in other words, carter believed pretty much in the separation of church and state.

quaint thinking.

could be a slice of wisdom in there somewhere.

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in other words, carter believed pretty much in the separation of church and state.

quaint thinking.

could be a slice of wisdom in there somewhere.



We could do with a little more quaint thinking of this kind. The NeoCoNazis are just livid over Carter's and Gore's Nobel Peace Prizes. Kissinger got an undeserved one (his co-winner from North Vietnam refused his) during the 70's but there has been no equivalent during this war mongering administration. Peace is not even in their vocabulary. They also deny even the possibility of something like separation of Church and State. Remember Romney's words there is no freedom without religion.

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I was listening to this radio talkshow host and he was saying how it sounds like we're electing a "pastor in chief" (or something like that).

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This AOL news piece talks in more details about the religions of each candidate.

Religion in Politics
McCain and Thompson are said to not really flaunt their religion.

And of Hillary --
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The former first lady cites the power of prayer as one factor that helped her get through the Monica Lewinsky years.

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Looks like I don't have a candidate.

My religion is Independent.

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Perhaps what we're seeing is a "God Squad" rather than presidential contenders.

I, for one, am so sick of it. Right now, we have in my area a referendum coming up for vote on Jan.8 to decide whether or not the restaurants in the area can sell liquor by the drink. The churches are lobbying hard to make sure it doesn't pass...for the second or third time. Huge billboards show a scary-looking skeleton behind the wheel of a purple convertible. Hovering above the car is a Grim Reaper. "DON'T LET DEATH RIDE ON OUR HIGHWAYS! VOTE NO ON JAN.8!"

What a hoot...never mind that we have two ABC stores in the area. Never mind that one of the towns in the county sells beer (the county seat doesn't...another hoot). Wine is sold at all the grocery stores and some of the restaurants already have brown-bagging and wine licenses. Never mind that larger towns within an hour's driving distance seem to do just fine with their populace who are allowed to order a nice drink with their restaurant meals.

One idiot even wrote into the local paper that Jesus really turned water into 'nonalcoholic" wine! :roll:

The people living within the city limits of the town are the only ones who get to vote in this referendum...not the entire county.

I'm tired of the church goers dictating to everyone....I'm tired of dictators in general, and especially religious ones.

How refreshing it would be if a candidate would say.."I think religion is a personal decision and I am a firm believer in the separation of church and state...'nuff said." Of course, he or she wouldn't get to say much more, but it would be a nice whiff of fresh air!

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One idiot even wrote into the local paper that Jesus really turned water into 'nonalcoholic" wine!


Wonder why the locals here havn't figured this out yet.

Oh, well, give them time.

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I, for one, am so sick of it. Right now, we have in my area a referendum coming up for vote on Jan.8 to decide whether or not the restaurants in the area can sell liquor by the drink. The churches are lobbying hard to make sure it doesn't pass...for the second or third time. Huge billboards show a scary-looking skeleton behind the wheel of a purple convertible. Hovering above the car is a Grim Reaper. "DON'T LET DEATH RIDE ON OUR HIGHWAYS! VOTE NO ON JAN.8!"




UPDATE!

THE GOD SQUAD LOST! THE REFERENDUM PASSED!

:D :D :D :D :D

Now, the annexation requests are pouring into the town. :P

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