Friday, July 20, 2007

Can He Run The Country, Who Cares, Does He Love Jesus?

Must the US president believe in God?

Matt Wells looks at the Jesus factor.

On Capitol Hill, it is a sign of just how important religion is to US politics that only one member of Congress has ever admitted to being an atheist - and that admission came just a few months ago.

The BBC's Heart and Soul programme visited Democratic Congressman Pete Stark, of California, in his busy ground-floor office, to find out what reaction there had been to his declaration.

On the presidential race, he had blunt advice: "Who can say more rosaries than the next person in a certain given amount of time, hardly seems to me, to be a qualification. more .

The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession.
I could never give assent to the long complicated statements of Christian dogma.
Abe Lincoln.

Amen brother.

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