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On Bernie's relgion, or lack of it (Original Post) Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 OP
All I ask of any candidate is real leadership and vision. guillaumeb Jan 2016 #1
Heh... gcomeau Jan 2016 #2
Man, if the "party of Lincoln" paid any attention to what he was actually about...! Bernin4U Jan 2016 #5
haha! Indeed. Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 #6
I'm an atheist. And I love the way he looks at religion. CharlotteVale Jan 2016 #3
Ditto (eom) mak3cats Jan 2016 #9
yes-- I think it helps! Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 #10
I think he gave an awesome answer, there. Warren DeMontague Jan 2016 #4
agree Fast Walker 52 Jan 2016 #7
Separation of Church and State. The way it should be. leftcoastmountains Jan 2016 #8
Your religion is what you do and who you are. Stevepol Jan 2016 #11
Better to walk the walk than talk the talk n/t TexasBushwhacker Jan 2016 #12
 

gcomeau

(5,764 posts)
2. Heh...
Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:03 PM
Jan 2016
"Only three presidents, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson, have been unaffiliated with a specific religious tradition, according to the Pew Research Center for Religion and Public Life. "



Clearly voters should be wary of any candidate who finds themselves in the same company as Jefferson and Lincoln on any issue...

CharlotteVale

(2,717 posts)
3. I'm an atheist. And I love the way he looks at religion.
Wed Jan 27, 2016, 04:11 PM
Jan 2016

Most politicians use religion in such a fake, hypocritical, smarmy way, to divide people. Bernie uses his views to unite everyone.

Warren DeMontague

(80,708 posts)
4. I think he gave an awesome answer, there.
Wed Jan 27, 2016, 05:08 PM
Jan 2016

Every time he gets pressed with stupid or meaningless questions - and demanding a Presidential candidate pay lip service to some undefined concept of a Deity without any intellectual exploration of what that even means, is absolutely stupid- they just give him more opportunity to explain shit brilliantly like that.

Stevepol

(4,234 posts)
11. Your religion is what you do and who you are.
Wed Jan 27, 2016, 10:32 PM
Jan 2016

On that score, Bernie gets high marks. "As you do it to the least of these, you do it unto me." He's a lot closer to Christ's teaching than the religious Taliban that support the Repubs and the Pharisees that support Hillary.

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