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I was Born a Liberal

Reader comment on item: Confirmed: Barack Obama Practiced Islam
in response to reader comment: Major Flaw In Daniel Pipes Reasoning : Becoming Muslim Requires A Mature, Public Declaraion of Faith

Submitted by Cad Wallader (United States), Jun 27, 2008 at 15:34

My father was a liberal. I must be one, too. My father was a Christian, but now I am a Jew. ... An accident of birth no more makes a person trapped in a certain religion than it does, for instance, a socioeconomic level. Religion is a mutable characteristic that can change as the individual desires to change.

... a Jew or Muslim could convert to Christianity and it is doubtful that he would make a peep about that person still being a Jew or Muslim. : ...Obama is a Muslim because he was born to a father who was a nonpracticing Muslim. . ... wrong

God, I miss Bill Buckley.

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