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Do you think there have been Presidents who have lied about their faith?

Do you think there have been Presidents who have lied about their faith because they knew they wouldn't be elected if they weren't a Christian?

I ask this because there are many people who think Obama is really a Muslim and was lying in order to get elected.

Do you think, if he is really a Muslim and spoke openly about his beliefs, he would have still been elected? Why or why not?

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 8:56 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • im sure there were. Jefferson, Lincoln, & Taft were thought to be Atheists. i remember my grandma telling me that JFK was the first Catholic president & even then ppl had issues w/ that (even tho Catholics are Christians). history has little to no idea what Monroe's religious affiliation was. there is even proof that Johnson didn't approve of Christianity.

    i dont think Obama would have been voted in. in fact i dont even think he would have gotten thru the primaries as number one. there are too many ignorant "facts" out there about Islam for one man to over come them...as sad as it is.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 9:04 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I personally do not care about the commander in chiefs religion. Why should it matter?
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 8:58 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Why is everyone so quick to judge someone because of their religion?
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 8:59 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Well, it shouldn't matter, but since we have the division of the Christian Conservative Rebuplicans against the Liberal Democrats, religion is ALWAYS a factor during elections- unfortunately.

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:01 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I could give a flying F what religion they are as long as they are qualified to do the job. If they do lie about their faith it is because people do care. Look at the uproar has been about Obama's religion.
    Nathskitten

    Answer by Nathskitten at 9:05 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • There probably have been those who've lied about their religion or about the strength of their conviction. As far as Obama, if he was Muslim and was open about it he may still have won since those who vote democrat are typically more open minded.

    If he was Muslim and openly out AND won, can you imagine the chaos that would have ensued by people who can't tolerate those who are different? Good grief.
    JackalsWife

    Answer by JackalsWife at 9:07 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Most likely. Not that that has anything to do with Obama. More than likely it was athiests and agnostics or less-trendy versions of Christian like Catholic, JW or LDS. Only the cool kids are allowed to be elected, so it stands to reason people will claim to be protestant even when they're not.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:19 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Probably. Still don't care.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 9:47 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Of course Obama did keep his Muslim faith on the down low.....anyone in their right mind would have never voted a Muslim  president in office after 911.....but apparently someone did.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 9:53 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Jefferson, Lincoln, & Taft were thought to be Atheists

    deists not athiests
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:55 PM on Jun. 8, 2009