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I was born Greek Orthodox

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Submitted by Michael (United States), Jun 23, 2008 at 07:02

I was born Greek Orthodox but as an adult I have nothing to do with that religion. Hertitage yes, but the religion no. A person's birth religion has little or nothing to do with their eventual spiritual path in many cases. What's different about Obama other than some people's inabilty to accept Americans who come from different backgrounds. Whether it be religious background or national heritage. Here in California we have Arnold as most of you know. Like him or not I believe he is doing his best to make things better given the limitations of our governmental system.

Frankly I would rather have an intelligent man, who speaks well, such as Mr. Obama in office than...we now call President...

I agree with the earlier comment that perhaps Obama's cultural influences and background will return to us some of the respect America used to have in the world community. I believe the other world powers will be more likely to listen to a man who shows great language skills and a pleasant smile too. All our current president can do is smirk at all the wrong times. I think the Muslim world community overall will be more apt to give him a chance to talk at the very least. It might save our lives and the lives of countless others!

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