|What We Believe by: Lisa
came back from a great trip to the west coast and for the flight there picked
up some reading material. One magazine that sparked my interest was Newsweek. On the cover was a photo of
Barack Obama looking deep in prayer with the headline, Faith and Politics: What
He Believes. That
made me think, why is it important for us to know what a presidential candidate
believes and his relationship with God? For one thing there are misconceptions.
For instance, with Barack Obama 12% of voters believe he is a Muslim and more
than a quarter believe he was raised in a Muslim home. Both of which are
faith and values are an important part of who we are. Understanding a
presidential candidate's beliefs helps us to better know the man or woman.
Barack Obama is still reticent to discuss what he really believes, afraid of
offending potential backers. We should openly hear and speak about religion and
faith, without proselytizing.
hearing well-known public figures speak about their religion, we not only learn,
if it differs from our own, but can be inspired in seeing that we all have the
same questions about the meaning of life...
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