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Obama's religion

Reader comment on item: Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes

Submitted by Janusz Kowalik (United States), Aug 25, 2008 at 12:37

Daniel is correct saying that Obama's unclear religious background could present difficulties if he is elected .Since he declares himself as a Christian he will not have problems with Christians, atheists and other religions except Muslims.

Our selection of the US president should not depend on unredictable reaction of Muslims.We should choose the better of the two candidates regardless of all the religious complications. It is pathetic that even an Atheist would have unsurmountable difficulties becoming the President of US. And as we all know the most intellectually independent and honest thinkers and leaders in our American History were deists or atheists, not Orthodox Christians. This includes. Jefferson, Paine, Adams , Lincoln and many others. It is very unfortunate that from a nation of Enlightenment America has transitioned to a nation of Christian fundamentalists and religious obscurantism.

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