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The religious factor in this election.

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by frank4570, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. frank4570

    frank4570

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    It really is kind of interesting listening to the religious people in my area. The more hard core christians won't vote for romney because they consider a mormon to not be a christian. The less hard core types are kind of torn between voting for a devout mormon, or a christian-in-name-only.
    I'm not christian so I'm not in this discussion.

    Is it just me or are most people treating this election as a bigger deal than past election?
     
  2. Snowman92D

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    I sincerely hope people are treating this election as a bigger deal than most...but I've yet to hear anyone mention religion being an issue. It's more a Marxist versus a non-Marxist...even if the non-Marxist happens to be a Mormon.
     

  3. JBnTX

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    Most people don't care that Romney's a Mormon and they don't buy into the "real Christian" argument.

    Economics is what's driving this election, not religion.
     
  4. JFrame

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    The sense I'm getting is that most people aren't even aware of his religion, and if they are, they could give a flying frak.


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    I know...the religion "issue" is just more of the Marxists throwing mud at the wall. They're hoping desperately that something will stick and people will start thinking about what Romney might do...and quit paying attention to what Hussein is doing. I doubt the OP even knows anyone who goes to church. :rofl:
     
  6. frank4570

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    I was in church, and at a church based dinner for these conversations.
     
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    Yeah, I know...and this is the internet.
     
  8. Brucev

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    Christians do not live in a vacuum. In politics, believers must like everyone else make choices few of which are absolutely preferred. In Nov. Christians must choose between two candidates, one of whom is less than one would hope for, the other of which is fatally flawed. Neither can be said to resonate with the ideals of Christian faith. But, those are the only choices anyone has, Christians and non-Christians. Everyone will have to make the best decision they can.

    As to Romney's personal religious faith, he has not made it an issue. Not surprisingly those who opposed his candidacy have sought to make it problematic. Few have taken such concerns seriously. The squatter have stated that he is a professing Christian. He statements are no where near as convincing as those made by President Carter, "I am a born again Christian." His failures in office and not his less than convincing faith are the great and abiding hindrance to his re-election. That's the way it should be.
     
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    If a non-controversial Christian were his opponent, it would be talked about daily.

    But no one wants to talk about Obama's religion, either...
     
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    Quite a few religions teach their children that this is a cult to be avoided. If they turn around and give it an air of respectability by voting for Romney, it looks like they've sold their soul to the Devil.
     
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    i'm hardcore 'religious', AND i think mormonism is a cult......and i will be voting romney. it couldn't be less of an issue to me or anyone i know
     
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    Not sure that these "quite a few religions" exist anywhere but in that hive mind that you share with other Hussein supporters. Seems to me that Hussein's "G-d Damn America" and "Behead those who insult Islam" religion has cornered the market on hatred and political intolerance.

    Or...am I only supposed to talk about Romney's religion? :whistling:
     
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    Quite a few "Christians" teach their children that Mormonism is a cult to be avoided. The other religions, except for Judaism and Islam, are in fact cults themselves.

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    It's just you. It's like this every 4 years.
     
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    It's just you.
     
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    And, just when you think anti-Romney posts can't get any stupider. :supergrin:
     
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    Yeah -- I love sweeping generalities with no substance... Especially quantitative BS like "quite a few..." :upeyes:


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    It just isn't an issue in our community. Very few "liberal" churchgoers here all pretty much conservatives in that crowd and I have yet to meet one that was unsure, at all, that Romney wasn't their choice simply based of the fact that Obama is a failure and they don't trust him. Most of them are smart enough to realize it's pretty foolish to expect a POTUS to be exactly of their denomination, or even faith as big as this Country is.
     
  19. FFR Spyder GT

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    From a religious standpoint? No

    Do a search in the GTPI section back in 2008 and you'll see that most of the right-wing regulars claimed to be "Evangalical Christians" and now in 2012 they NEVER mention it.

    I guess they lost Jesus somewhere along the way. :dunno:
     
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    The issue among the religious is the fact that the Democratic convention was so anti religious.