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What is it with religion in politics? Why do people put such an emphasis on a person's faith in God? I've always felt that it does not matter what a person believes in so long as they are qualified to do the job. Hell, as far as im concerned as long as u can do that job (ex. President) u can worship a door for all i care. Maybe thats just me though.
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Originally posted by Protostar
What is it with religion in politics? Why do people put such an emphasis on a person's faith in God? I've always felt that it does not matter what a person believes in so long as they are qualified to do the job. Hell, as far as im concerned as long as u can do that job (ex. President) u can worship a door for all i care. Maybe thats just me though.

Welcome to the most devoutly religious Western Nation. There is still a deep (false) belief that the laws of this country are somehow derived from the Bible and that this nation is "Christian". As such all of our leaders "need" to be good "Christians" to effectivly lead this country down the right and moral path. After all morality is only dictated in the Bible.
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Originally posted by Protostar
What is it with religion in politics? Why do people put such an emphasis on a person's faith in God? I've always felt that it does not matter what a person believes in so long as they are qualified to do the job. Hell, as far as im concerned as long as u can do that job (ex. President) u can worship a door for all i care. Maybe thats just me though.

I believe the answer is that it really is just you.
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u can worship a door for all i care..

I don't like your condescending tone towards my preferred object of worship.
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I did not mean to offend anyone(apologize if i did) but what i am asking is why dont the American people choose their leaders based on merit(their qualifications and what they can do) instead of their religious beliefs?
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Originally posted by Protostar
I did not mean to offend anyone(apologize if i did) but what i am asking is why dont the American people choose their leaders based on merit(their qualifications and what they can do) instead of their religious beliefs?

It's because we are social animals. The great majority of people cannot disassociate religious character from professional ability by nature, by habit. I'm sure it'll be the same everywhere else. If it isn't, it'll eventually be, unless of course, the people are indoctrinated to be fair.

On the other hand, it could just be a cheap, as in money, and easy political ploy to get favor among the populace. It's just too much work to demonstrate one's qualifications through the sound bites on the stump. That says something else about people, but I think everyone already knows, so no need to say it out loud.
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Originally posted by Protostar
I did not mean to offend anyone(apologize if i did) but what i am asking is why dont the American people choose their leaders based on merit(their qualifications and what they can do) instead of their religious beliefs?

sorry, I was just messin with ya, I don't really worship a door

I'm more or less not religious at all.
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Originally posted by Protostar
What is it with religion in politics? Why do people put such an emphasis on a person's faith in God? I've always felt that it does not matter what a person believes in so long as they are qualified to do the job. Hell, as far as im concerned as long as u can do that job (ex. President) u can worship a door for all i care. Maybe thats just me though.


.... the answer is .... because ppl are morons.
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.... the answer is .... because ppl are morons.

my feelings exactly.
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