A Mormon President?

@ParaTed2k (22938)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
December 5, 2007 2:31pm CST
Would you have a problem with a president who is Mormon? How about a president who is Pagan? Or Wiccan? How do you think those speeches would go? ;~D
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
7 Dec 07
I don't care what religion the President is, unless he/she starts trying to make some kind of declarations saying everyone has to be of that religion, or granting special rights to only people of that religion. Of course since I'm Pagan I'd be highly amused to see a Pagan candidate... but I'd still only vote for them if I thought they were best for the job.
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@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
7 Dec 07
Agreed, just like I'm probably not going to vote for Mitt Romney in the primaries.. even though I am a Mormon too. I'd be interested to hear what a candidate who is Pagan has to say in a similar speech. :~D
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
7 Dec 07
Me too. I'd also love to hear the responses they'd give to a lot of the questions about how their religion would affect their job and such. Depending on the type of Pagan especially, I can see it getting very interesting.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
6 Dec 07
As long as a president's religion did not interfere with his job the religion should not matter, with the exception of Islam and the Muslim religion. Islam is not compatible with any form of democratic government as it is a theocracy with it's own political system. If a Pagan or Wiccan was elected, I imagine those speeches would sound odd at the very least.
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Dec 07
Are you saying a Muslim can't be a freedom loving American? I don't think I agree with that. Not all Muslims are into Sharia law. Yes, the speech from a candidate who is Wiccan would be a little off the beaten path. :~D
• United States
6 Dec 07
From what I have learned about Islam, any Muslim who is not practicing Sharia law is not a true Muslim. Any Muslim contact with non Muslim is suspect because their religion tells them to lie to non Muslims... to deceive us until such time that we can be either converted to Islam or killed. You may be okay with that, but I am not.
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Dec 07
The Muslims I fought along side of in Desert Storm would be surprised to hear that. ;~D
@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
6 Dec 07
Why is Romney's religious belief of such importance? And when was the last time a US president got elected solely on his or her religious beliefs (although religious belief reflects a person's ideology about life)? Should a person not be considered for presidency based on his or her platform, not religious belief? What do you think would have happened if any of the former US presidents were considered for presidency based on their religious beliefs? I think focusing on Ritt Romney's religious belief is very unfair to the man.
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Dec 07
Well, as always, fairness isn't what's at issue here.
• United States
6 Dec 07
What is the issue then? And why was this same treatment not given to former presidential candidates?
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Dec 07
Because the other presidential candidates were WASPS, except for Kerry, but Catholicism has already gone through the presidential ringer. ;~D
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
6 Dec 07
I'd find it interesting if he or she was mormon, I'd be tickled if they were pagan (but then I'm pagan lol), a buddhist President would be interesting I think lol. There religion doesn't matter as much to me as how honest they are and how much they truly care about this country. Rather than using it like their own personal amusement park.
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
6 Dec 07
I think the press would have a field day with a candidate who is Pagan. ;~D
• United States
7 Dec 07
Lol, probably. But that'd fix some discrimination against pagans if they were an awesome President, right?
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
7 Dec 07
We can only hope it would... but there's still that "worshipping the devil" thing. ;~D
@agfarm (930)
• United States
7 Dec 07
Honestly....I'm more concerned with someone being a " Sales-Man " running the country. Religion doesn't bother me , Until......Someone feels the need to Bring the issue up , then of course I am bound to ask what their Motives in doing so ,are. I can't stand Salesmen running the country. It makes me seriously question whom the Salesman is working for....Me , or his Favorite company of the Day ???
@ParaTed2k (22938)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
7 Dec 07
When it comes to employment, we are all salesmen.