Monday, June 27, 2016

Is it possible for politics and religion to co-exist?

From Tallahassee-

In a recent New York Times article, Dr. James Dobson, a leading Christian Evangelical, stated that Donald Trump has become a born-again Christian, that “Mr. Trump had recently come ‘to accept a relationship with Christ.’”

While I would never presuppose to judge anyone’s personal faith, it does beg the question whether political candidates and their campaigns can stand the test of living up to the faiths they profess.

Each religion upholds ideals to which its members are expected to adhere. While none of us do so perfectly, it is expected that we do our best.

Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism or other religions are not a clubs that members join. These are ways of life to which believers commit themselves. They are invitations into relations with the divine, as each believer understands the divine to be.

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