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It does not matter if he was once a Muslim

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Submitted by miamidot (Israel), Sep 12, 2008 at 20:04

Dr Paul Yonggi Cho, the most respected evangelist in Evangelical Christianity after Billy Graham was once a Buddhist. Many prominent fundamentalist Christian leaders were once non-Christians, born into Hindu, Buddhist or Muslim households. I wonder why those people never questioned the christianity of their own spiritual leaders who emphasize their "born again" experience. Wasn't Bobby Jindal once a Hindu - but is now a darling of the Christian community.

Do people honestly believe that Obama would implement the Sharia all across America on becoming commander-in-chief? So what if he was a Muslim?

Didn't Gandhi try so hard to convince us all "I am a Christian, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist and a Jew,etc"

Would electing a Muslim hurt the ego of the Christian so much? It hurts, doesn't it? It hurts the American Christian having a purported Muslim become President as much as it hurts Arab ego who had to rely on an American invasion to free Iraq of a tyrant.

My concerns are not his religion. I don't care. Didn't Bill Clinton lie? GW Bush - the incrediblest liar of all-time. My concerns are - what would Obama do with the economy? Does he have the skill to pull our troops out of Iraq? How is he going to deal with N Korea and Russia? And very important to me - what is his ACTUAL attitude towards Israel?

I was rooting for Hilary. But now I have to settle for Obama because we really need to clean up the mess that Bush had put us in. For the next 8 years, we should

let China deal with their own backyard,
let the Iraqis destroy themselves,
concentrate on Afghanistan
repair the economy,
pursue peace and safety for Israel,
free ourselves from dependence on fossil fuels
and elect a hybrid Christian-Muslim as President.

Would you prefer to elect a genuine Christian like Bush who destroyed our country?
Or would you prefer to elect a hybrid Muslim-Christian like Obama who would repair it?

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