This will be a short post as what I hope to do is get readers to read some other blog posts. I found a fascinating interview conducted by a local reporter with Barack Obama about eight years ago. In it he discusses his faith at length:
I could not find the exact equivalent for Mitt Romney but found two interesting articles on the topic:
I find all of this interesting but I do want to quickly some thoughts on this post:
— Over the years, I have worked with many people of many different faiths, and lack thereof, and the quality of their work and the relationship I had with them did not parallel with the religious beliefs I ascribe to. There are many Jews, Roman Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, Latter Day Saints, etc. that I would vote for over some Presbyterians I have known (although I have known some pretty great Presbyterians too!).
— I do not post this to try to get anyone to vote for one candidate over another. I just think it is important for us to know as much as we can of the two men running.
— Most of all, I hope it generates these questions in the reader’s minds: “How would I answer these questions” or “What would people write about my faith if I were running for office?”
Until next time,