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Submitted by Gardner (United States), Aug 19, 2010 at 19:06

If it is truly a problem for a noticeable number of Americans that Obama lived around the muslim faith in his VERY young years, then i believe we have become a country of hypocrites and ignoramuses. Our country was founded on the basis of Religious freedom, and along with that comes the responsibility of us as a country to do what we can to understand the faiths around us. Obama's experience with the muslim faith only gives me a much deeper respect for him because he does understand a religion that the media puts in a violent flame. All in all the religion is very peaceful, much more so than that of Christianity and even Judaism when looking at history. Take the old testament into account, unless of course you choose specific rules to follow. And in that case you don't really practice the religion you preach, most of your faith is solely based on fear. And fear is not respect or intellect. We should all strive to understand the faiths around us, if only to gain a broader understand of the world in which we live. And by the way, who is to say he prayed with his father? That's really where i get lost... We all do things with our parents when were young, things that we may not have any opinion about but only take part in because we either have to or because our parents do it so were interested. That's it. And because Obama does not see this as a significant part of his history, that is exactly what it was. By the way, the islamic world has a much deeper respect for our current president than our previous one, so making the assumption that his title of Apostate will impede his ability in world affairs is obviously wrong. I think the rest of the world can understand that children do as their parents do, but we as americans will nit pick anything to death just so that our misconceptions can be fed. Thank you for your time, i understand that this article was solely a rebuttal, but the ideas expressed can lead to misconceptions in themselves. ...

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