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  #1  
July 5th, 2006, 10:02 PM
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Should they be allowed to hold political office?


ETA: I didn't know if this would go better here or in the religious forum...feel free to change it if need be.
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July 13th, 2006, 01:41 PM
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I always thought their religion was part of their political platform!
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July 13th, 2006, 01:47 PM
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I always thought their religion was part of their political platform! [/b]
Remember when Pat Robertson wanted to be president? Scary!
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July 13th, 2006, 01:50 PM
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Well seeing as I'm used to living in what is called a "secular" country I'm going to say NO.

Unless they totally sperate the two, which I can't see being possible if they are "religious leader" vs someone who just follows a certain religion.
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July 13th, 2006, 01:56 PM
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Paul Martin and Jean Chretien were Catholic.. I know Stephen Harper is a Christian...
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July 13th, 2006, 01:58 PM
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I'm gonna have to say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's just a bad idea, IMHO
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July 13th, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Paul Martin and Jean Chretien were Catholic.. I know Stephen Harper is a Christian...[/b]
Yes but they are not or were not religious leaders
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July 13th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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Does Stockwell Day count? (Wasn't he a minister at one time?)
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July 13th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Paul Martin and Jean Chretien were Catholic.. I know Stephen Harper is a Christian...[/b]
Yes but they are not or were not religious leaders
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LOL I think you would be hard pressed to find an actual known atheist or agnostic as an elected politician. They are of course the most hated and distrusted people in America.

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July 13th, 2006, 10:13 PM
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I dont think its a very good idea in western countries. In Saudia Arabia were its considered 100% muslim then it wouldnt really be a problem I guess.
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July 13th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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I personally would be more apt to vote for a person that has a religious background.
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July 13th, 2006, 10:32 PM
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I personally would be more apt to vote for a person that has a religious background.[/b]
Even if it wasnt the religion you practice?
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July 13th, 2006, 10:46 PM
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Probably yes. It would still depend mainly on their beliefs.
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July 14th, 2006, 02:48 PM
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Religion should have nothing to do with politics. I hate it when they are intertwined because then I have to find a candidate that doesn't say God in every sentence, and lately that's getting harder and harder to do in my state.

Where's SuRobbins when I need her?
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July 14th, 2006, 11:26 PM
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No i don't think so. I think they would be very likely to make decisions on their personal beliefs and not what is always in the best intrest of the country. We have a very diverse population and we need a president that will be a good representation of that.
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