Dodd’s take on God? Still unknown

Having participated in a Boston College forum on Catholicism and public policy (video here) and with a forthcoming book on his father’s stint as a lawyer at Nuremberg, God-o-Meter would think Chris Dodd had cornered the market on moral values. Instead, God-o-Meter finds itself asking: will Dodd ever publicly discuss is religious faith? At last weekend’s Democratic debate in Iowa (video here) Dodd parried a question on the power of faith with convoluted and noncommittal politospeak: “I would not want to try and second-guess the lord’s intentions… and to assume that part of his great plan includes some of these actions we see, for a variety of different reasons.” Huh?


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posted October 2, 2007 at 9:53 am

You seem so profoundly insecure when you express the need for every candidate to agree with you. Chris Dodd inspires my confidence when he refuses to pretend that God talks to him.

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posted October 7, 2007 at 12:09 pm

Chris Dodd doesn’t need to overtly state that his belief in God directs his positions on policy – I think that his strongly held religious beliefs can be found in the landmark legislating he has done in the Congress and Senate, on issues having to due with brokering peace, supporting our children, and supporting family issues.
The fact that he doesn’t talk about religion in a blatantly vote catching way does not mean that he doesn’t value his religion. In fact, Chris Dodd shows characteristics of a true religious man more than many of his opponents.
This test seems so skewed. Would your “rating” for him change if you knew that he carries a rosary with him and says prayers every night? What is the true test here? Public displays of religion and faith? Would he score “points” if he went to churches while campaigning, making the churches into public forums instead of private places of worship?

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posted October 10, 2007 at 11:30 am

Kudos and congratulations to Chris Dodd for not seeking the glow of unholy Christian Right approval and for honoring one of our country’s most valuable precepts, handed down by our incredibly intelligent founding fathers: Separation of Church and State.

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posted November 14, 2007 at 2:16 am

One of the few who observes the recommendations of Matthew chapter 6.

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