Where Does Faith Fit in with Politics?

With the presidential race well underway, candidates are already trading barbs about religion.

bobB

02/05/2012 07:36:15 AM

Well I read some--even had an English major -and journalism minor once. I recollect reading of a man named John Jay. Seems he was appointed to the US supreme Court by a fella named George Washington.John Jay said in a letter written to a guy named John Murray Jun. 13 Oct.1816 and said some I hear others who claim the Name cite often: "Providence has given to our people the choice of our rulers,and it is the duty,as well as the privilege and interest,of our Christina nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers." In Jan.1813 John Jay wrote to the Rev.Dr.Morse(Jedediah Morse Ordained Congregationalist Minister and author of a Geography Textbook) John Jay was Episcopal ,wrote "whether our religion permits Christians to vote for infidel rulers, is a question which merits more consideration than it seems yet to have generally received,either from the clergy or the laity.It appears to me that what the prophet said to Jehoshaphat about his attachment to Ahab, (Shouldst thou help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord 2 Chron xix.2 ) affords a salutary lesson on another interesting topic"Add these to other commentary from this founder and once president of the American Bible society --I have trouble thinking of him as a charlatan. I consider as well Noah Webster from his history of the United States 1832. and consider some Commentary uttered by Joseph Story -either in his Commentaries on the Constitution or from legal decisions .and I must come to a slightly different conclusion-Story wrote An attempt to level all religions or make it a matter of policy to hold all in utter indifference would have created universal disapprobation if not universal indignation.(when the Bill of Rights was adopted). These be my guide.

ckosuda

02/01/2012 11:39:30 AM

unfortunately, you miss the opportunity to debunk the misguided notion that President Obama is "secretly a Muslim." speak out and make sure the readers here know that he is not. any lingering questions along these lines mask a not-so-subtle racism, which is despicable from a spiritual perspective, as well as a human being perspective.

Backroads

01/31/2012 12:01:35 PM

Amen. Faith should be a positive thing.

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