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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 8:58 PM on Jun. 8, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (17)
  • I wouldn't doubt there has been presidents who had to lie about their faith considering they wouldn't have had a snowball's chance in hell if they were anything but Christian (at least now-days).
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 9:41 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • NO i dont think he would have been? What the heck is wrong with being muslim? American people are so quick to judge. Who cares what he belives? He is who he is and stand what he stands for. American people fear what is diffrent or what they dont know. Its almost as pathedic as my spelling....LOL
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Anon, you are so right, but the hate I saw and still see against Obama and the way the Christians run this country, it makes me wonder if a non-Christian could ever be voted into office.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 9:03 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • A president.... LIE... no way!
    Anonymous

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

  • Yes I do think presidents have lied about their faith, or at least the extent of their faith.

    I don't know about Barak Obama. I am not God. I don't know what goes on in the minds and hearts of other people (and I don't want to, LOL). He says he is a Christian. You would think he would have more in common with most Christians (I don't agree with him on any issue yet, : ) sorry). I know all Christians are different and even on here they stand by different beliefs and such. But to be honest (because you asked) I haven't really seen anything that shows me that he is a Christian. But maybe he is, maybe he thinks he is. I don't know.

    I don't know if he is Muslim either. Without a doubt I would rather him be a Muslim and be honest about it, than not be a Christian and lie about it. Did that make sense. Just be real, don't try and be someone you are not so you can get ahead. And that goes for everyone.

    Cinnamon-mom

    Answer by Cinnamon-mom at 9:07 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • I am sure there have been presidents that have lied about their spacific beliefs, but I don't think they lied about their religions in general. You can be Christian and hold any one of a million and two different beliefs from other Christians.

    Frankly I don't care what religion a president is, if I feel he can do the job that's all I need... No religion involved.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:13 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Wouldnt surprise me either way.
    Amaranth361

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 9:17 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Obama did
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • Probably. Only Protestants are allowed to get elected (yeah, Kennedy - half fix and half fluke. Don't expect it to happen again any time soon).
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

  • i posted on the other question in P&C but i wanted to list the presidents again on this board haha

    these Presidents are considered irreligious: James Madison, James Monroe, Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, Andrew Johnson, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes, Chester Arthur

    Jefferson, Lincoln, & Taft were called Atheists during their elections (Jefferson considered himself Christian in the "Christ-like" sense of the faith, Lincoln was Deist, Taft questioned the divinity of Christ) & Andrew Johnson spoke out w/ hostility toward Christianity.

    BUT all of these men did claim Christianity to a certain extent. when asked about their beliefs.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 9:27 PM on Jun. 8, 2009

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