John Edwards: 'My Faith Came Roaring Back'

In the first of a series of interviews with presidential candidates, Edwards discusses how faith affects his decisions.

jerryrayw

08/05/2007 01:44:26 AM

After watching the video of John Edwards explain his faith and especially his comments about President Bush, it is obvious he knows nothing of genuine faith. God is not just their when we "need Him" He is there period. John needs to repent and trust Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He doesnt even know what Americas biggest moral problem is. It is SIN not poverty. God help us if a democrat gets in office.

joedarcy

06/05/2007 11:30:20 AM

Catholic = just lost my vote Edwards

jacknky

05/10/2007 03:27:33 PM

How much longer is this going to be the lead board anyway? Edwards is purdy but I'm getting tired of looking at him.

BCGrad57

04/07/2007 08:12:01 PM

The blog JE refers to was an insensitive, inflamatory, divisive arttack on the Catholic Church. Civility has its place and that John did not see this as an insult to the faith of millions of Americans apauls me. Perhaps it comes from his being raised in a Southern Baptist home as that faith is far from friendly to Catholicism. I love my Church but am often at odds with some of the positions but there is a way to bring up a point and that blog should have been condemed and the ladies involved fired on the spot.

wingal

03/29/2007 02:47:12 PM

The last I heard, this nation was founded on Christian beliefs, not muslims beliefs, and father founding fathers were Christians. Christ loved everyone, yet he doesn't forget those who are his. A nation which forgets God is turned to Hell! We do have plenty of examples. I think if you are going to continue to say/pretend to beleive in Christ. Make it public! Stand for something, or else be knock down....i.e. the war is it about holiness or oil?

annie1967a

03/23/2007 10:32:44 AM

I have to agree with the person that stated that Republican's used the greater right to vote President Bush in. Now look what we have a unwanted war with no end. Over 3,000 American Soldiers killed countless disabled and he's still sending forces. I think he needs to go in for Alcholic and drug rehab again. Sorry..

Dunamus3

03/20/2007 07:58:53 PM

Well, one thing I can say without error: The good Lord gave His creation a mouth with two corners. Some people do an excellent job of using both sides at the same time. From the problems we have today, anything that carries a positive message needs to be on full display.

Henrietta22

03/15/2007 11:49:54 PM

Most of us grew-up very nicely without having the Ten Commandments prominently displayed in or outside of courthouses. I would be concerned if it wasn't in my Church, not if it wasn't in a Federal building. We have seperation of Church and Government. Wouldn't you rather have that than live in a theocracy like Iraq?

imdancin

03/15/2007 09:09:10 PM

Well I did not like what he said about the Ten Commandments. He feels it should not be displayed because some Muslim wouldnt like it. Washington is full of Christian symbols and scripture. they are displayed all over Washington. Our laws were based on them. And he is worried about offending some Muslim.

mjeastman

03/13/2007 07:24:29 PM

Funny how that lady (bristlecone77) acknowledges it's a living baby, yet condones killing it via abortion for convenience reasons. Many people who cannot have children would love to adopt a baby. To say there are no positive alternatives is untrue. Woe to the woman who aborted her baby on Judgment Day - that is one thing to fear! Unless, of course, forgiveness has been asked for and granted by God.

cmdlbc

03/12/2007 12:47:08 AM

John Edwards failure to act decisively when confronted with the anti-Catholic bigotry of his employees tells me his unfit to lead. In his interview clip on the Blogger Contoversy he was clearly more concerned that his staff members were being criticized (and fairly so) than how their publicly aired vulgarity reflected poorly on his campaign and his leadership abilities. When the issue wouldn't go away the staff memebers in question conveniently "resigned". If Edwards shows such little sensitivity to the faith of tens of millions of his fellow citizens, how can he be entrusted with the responsibilities that go with the Presidency?

edgehabitat

03/07/2007 08:41:08 AM

It's wonderful to read that this man's faith is so strong, and that he converses with God and asks for guidance and forgiveness. Edwards has publically admitted that his vote in support of the war in Iraq was a mistake. The magnitude of this mistake makes me think he is not qualified to be the president. His "mistake" is implicated in the deaths of over 3000 US soldiers, and over 650,000 Iraqis, most of them innocent men, women, children and babies. Dennis Kucinich is another candidate whose faith colors everything he does. His faith in God and his love for his brothers and sisters is so strong, in fact, that he is working to END ALL WAR on this planet, to realize the "Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Men" Dennis saw the same reports that Edwards did, and his conclusion was that the evidence against Iraq was just not there. Dennis did not vote for the war. He has no need to apologize. "Peace on earth and goodwill among all men." This is what Dennis is ALL about.

sagenav

03/06/2007 03:53:38 PM

I agree with you Henrietta, the real shocking aspect to all of that wasn't that a vitriolic and hateful person like Coulter would say such a thing, but that an arena full of Conservatives would applaud and cheer afterward.

Henrietta22

03/06/2007 01:03:22 PM

John Edwards is a good man and has the attributes for a good president. The fact that the cheer-leader of the Republicans, and extreme conservatives, Ann Coulter, hater of all things liberal, stood up with her crass statement in front of her Republican audiance and disrespected Mr. Edwards in such a manner is shocking to me. Their laughter after her comments was also shocking. It is a sad commentary of what used to be a Political party of dignity.

sagenav

03/05/2007 02:31:20 PM

Do-unto - You are exactly correct. I find it ironic that some of our most beloved "founders" were Unitarian in faith, but if they were to seek office in today's United States their religion would most certainly keep them from office.

Do_unto_others

03/05/2007 02:21:25 PM

"I wonder if Anne Coulter considers herself a Christian?" Of course she does. And the 'rest of us', remember, are "Godless". Like I said, so much for the 'promise' that there shall be NO religious test for our political office holders. Nowadays, if you're not "religious" (and of the "right" religion, for that matter), you ain't fit to hold public office. What a shame. America has lost its way.

bristlecone77

03/05/2007 01:47:22 PM

frgough, What Jesus would probably be unhappy about is how those who claim to follow him are so convinced of their moral superiority that they would judge a desparate woman for needing an abortion when their own back yards need cleaning. You act as though women go and abort their babies as thoughtlessly as they choose their nail polish color. Most of these women, if not all, are caught between a rock and a hard place. Most don't have the resources, mental or monetary, to give that baby a loving home. To deny a woman the right to terminate a pregnancy when none of the choices open to her are good, is to commit a hate crime to her and her baby. The baby will be unwanted, born to poverty, emotional or physical, and those who fought so hard to make sure that baby is born are more likely to turn their faces and judge the unwilling mother than to render aid. Frgough, I am not convinced.

DoubtfulCertainty

03/05/2007 10:07:04 AM

Sorry about the last post. I meant "sick of." America today reminds me of 4th Century Rome, when everyone was so preoccupied about the nature of the Trinity that they didn't notice the barbarians at the gates. Believers and nonbelievers should wake up; we're all in this together.

DoubtfulCertainty

03/05/2007 09:49:42 AM

I am tired to candidates who always want to talk about the depth and extent of their faith. Jimmy Carter started this trend and it has about run its course. I would be more interested if he had a plan to increase health coverage or get us out of Iraq.

sagenav

03/05/2007 09:28:12 AM

Speaking of John Edwards, I wonder if Anne Coulter considers herself a Christian?

sagenav

03/05/2007 09:20:40 AM

What I think would upset Jesus the most today would be the utter lack of compassion in religion.

sagenav

03/05/2007 09:11:21 AM

frgough, maybe it is you that needs to revisit American History. You fall into the same trap that many conservatives do by putting this puritanical "religous morality" on the shoulders of our country's founders. It is just blatantly wrong. By the way, John Adams was a Unitarian. You probably wouldn't have liked him.

Henrietta22

03/04/2007 06:38:51 PM

frgough, your diplomacy is astounding. First of all I was answering a question that Duo threw out. My answer is my belief. History wasn't being debated here. Everyone has a values system, thats a known. If you're a Republican and saw red because of my belief, you must be uncomfortable reading polls, and newspapers today.

frgough

03/04/2007 09:50:25 AM

Edwards cracks me up. "What do you think would outrage Jesus most?" Selfishness and the war in Iraq? Hate to pop his bubble, but I think the killing of over one million children a year because they are too darned inconvenient for the mothers to give birth to them would probably be the greatest outrage, followed by our celebration of sexual deviancy.

frgough

03/04/2007 09:47:22 AM

(cont) Establishment of religion means a state funded and supported CHURCH. For example, the Lutheran church in Germany, which is the official state church. Every German citizen must pay a tax that goes directly to support the Lutheran church. Religious test and separation of church and state (a phrase from the writings of Jefferson not found in the Constitution) were never meant to completely exclude the expression of religious faith from the public arena. In fact, if you read the writings of the founding fathers, you would find such an idea abhorrent to them. They, especially John Adams, considered religious morality absolutely essential to the survival of the American republic.

frgough

03/04/2007 09:46:57 AM

Do unto, Historical ignorance is running rampant here, today. What, precisely do you think constitutes a religious test? That you have an expressed religion? Isn't an a-religious requirement just as much of a religious test? And separation of church and state? OK. Let me give you a little history lesson. Religious test means a requirement that you belong to a specific denomination before you can hold office. For example, to sit on the throne in England, you MUST be a member of the Anglican church.

frgough

03/04/2007 09:41:19 AM

Henrietta, if you think the Republicans started using Christianity in politics in 2000, you are terribly ignorant of American history. Read some writings of John Adams. And, yes, my faith does affect my decision making, as does yours; and it should. If you don't base your decisions on your belief system then what good are you?

Henrietta22

03/03/2007 01:31:58 PM

Duo, quote: Why is anyone's faith Christian or otherwise even entering into a politcal decision making? Because the Republicans started it in 2000, using the far-right christians to elect Pres. Bush to office, and in doing so their ideas in government. As long as Republicans continue to use everyones' relligion as a steering-power into the presidency and government it will continue.

Henrietta22

03/03/2007 01:14:41 PM

Question Quote: In 2004 John Kerry said that he woudn't let his faith affect his decision making. Does it affect yours? John Kerry as a Roman Catholic would not have tried to impose his personal faith and belief on the rest of the country--the same as Edwards and every other "intelligent" President of the U.S.

Do_unto_others

03/03/2007 01:01:53 PM

When did they overturn the Constitution's "promise" that there shall be no religious test to hold public office? Why is anyone's faith - Christian or otherwise - even be entering into political decision making? What an intrusion into the separation of Church and State!

Big_Guy

03/03/2007 01:16:33 AM

Personal enough to hire 2 anti-Christian bloggers on his payroll.

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