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Of Presidents and God

Are you comfortable with a President who prays?


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Published: July 14, 2012


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Visitor Comments: 82

(56) Anonymous, July 31, 2012 5:05 AM

generalizations rarely work

I'm an observant Jew, but I disagree with you this time, Rabbi Salomon. If religious belief or belief in G-d alone could guarantee a good person, I'd agree with you. But Jewish history unfortunately shows over and over again that believers are just as capable of persecuting others as non-believers. Have you forgotten the Church of the middle ages? Maybe Lenin & Stalin & the Khemer Rouge killed more, but certainly the Church was a close runner-up...

(55) Anonymous, July 26, 2012 1:09 AM

I am very comfortable with any polotians , who turn to God for guidance in their decision making. I believe the biggest problem in Washington, is we have pushed God, out of all our decisions. Our forefather's were not crazy, when they established this nation under God, and the evidence is quite apparent every where. If the President made decisions, without any other influence, or input, I would hope he would be a praying man. One man is not making the decisions that effect all of us, it takes the entire Congress & House, and I am afraid their God is the almighty dollar.

(54) Ernest Miller, July 24, 2012 5:45 PM

I am not in favor of this proposed legislation as to limiting contents of soft drinks.Such legislation would infringe upon people's freedom of choice. We are not talking here about a product that is inherently dangerous such as drugs or cigarettes.Parents can still supervise young ones as to what to consume. If a child is old enough to go to a store by himself, then he should be able to choose rather or not to consume, for example, a big slurpee.

(53) Anonymous, July 23, 2012 2:15 PM

About presidents and religion

I don't understain what Rabbi Salomon is saying, we had a President Bush very religious, I am sure prayed all the time and was the worst president ever.

Judi, July 23, 2012 10:06 PM

People do all kinds of things "religiously."

The peanut-picking "president" from Georgia was supposed to be religious too. He was the very worst president ever! I never liked the Bushes either. But I wish we had a God-fearing religious leader who truly wanted what was best for the nation in office. I don't think we've had a man with integrity in any public office in recent years. Exception: Michael Bloomburg. What can we do to get him written in this November? That's something to think about. (And how about the other non-politician leader we should draft: Howard Shultz, CEO of Starbucks who pulled back all campaign contributions and is using the money to hire more people, making more jobs! We should start the Coffee Party and draft him for President!) Politics corrupts. We should fire all the politicians in the USA and take back our democratic country. The political machine is just that, a machine...and it's broken!

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