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    Half of Americans Do Not Know the President's Religion

    Half of Americans Do Not Know the President's Religion - Yahoo! News

    Three and a half years into President Obama's first term as president, half of Americans cannot accurately say what religion he is, according to a poll released this week.
    Only 49 percent of respondents said that Obama was Christian while 17 percent inaccurately said he was Muslim. Nearly one-third of respondents said they did not know the president's religion, according to the poll released Thursday by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.
    More people - 60 percent - knew that Romney, who has not held elected office in a decade, was Mormon than knew which religion the sitting president subscribes to.
    And while only 9 percent of respondents said Romney was a religion that he is not, more than twice that amount said Obama adheres to a religion other than Christianity. The vast majority of those claiming Obama is not a Christian said he was a Muslim.
    Nearly one in three Republicans said Obama was Muslim, twice as many as in 2008, the Pew study shows.
    "Unfortunately there has been a development of a bizarre echo chamber within right wing of the political spectrum that truth and reality have failed to penetrate," said Ibrahim Hooper, communications director at Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based Muslim civil rights and advocacy group. "It's a self-perpetuating, self-reinforcing delusion."
    But this seemingly large lack of basic knowledge about the president may have more to do with people's opinion of Obama than how much they know about religious beliefs, said Alan Cooperman, associate director for research at the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life.
    "It's entirely possible that what people are telling us isn't exactly what they know but they are expressing an opinion," Cooperman said. "We suspect - it's hard to prove it- that some of the people who tell us that the president is a Muslim are using the question as a way to express their distrust or dislike for the president."
    Only 8 percent of Democrats said Obama was Muslim. Because there is such a wide divide between the parties' responses, Cooperman said the results do not "just show whether people are ignorant on the president's religion but more that they have an opinion on his religion."
    The percentage of people who said Obama was Muslim has stayed fairly steady since August 2010, when firestorm erupted over plans to build an Islamic community center two blocks from Ground Zero in New York City.
    Hooper said that while the tension between Muslims and Christians has not been as public since the " Ground Zero Mosque " controversy, he has seen "a steady erosion of tolerance and mutual understanding based on this relentless campaign of Islamophobia" since Obama was elected.
    "It is visceral hatred for President Obama and to justify it they have to come up with these reasons: he is the other, he's Muslim, he's foreign born."
    But as of now, a candidate's religion will not likely be the driving factor for whether people pick Obama or Romney in November.
    Even though 65 percent of those who think Obama is Muslim said they were uncomfortable with his religion, most of them also said they already planned to vote for Romney. And among voters who knew Romney was Mormon, 80 percent either said his faith did not make them uncomfortable or that it did not matter.
    "I'm not going to say it doesn't matter at all," Cooperman said, but it "doesn't seem to have a lot of impact on their voting preference."

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    His religion should be irrelevant anyway.

    He should be elected (or not) on his policies, not by which imaginary friend he thinks he has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe
    His religion should be irrelevant anyway.
    wot he said .

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    Easy to guess he is not a devout member of the KKK.

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    Liberals will say religion is unimportant when it comes to Obama.
    When attacking his opponent however, religion is a very important issue.

    Much along the lines of calling the president a stupid monkey. It was all fun and games until a negro got in the white house. Suddenly it wasn't funny at all.

    Liberals are hypocrites like that.

    I don't know or care what religion Bobo is. Religion is useless. What I do know is that Bobo sat glazed-eyed in a congregation for 20 years as some fat-mouthed kvnt spewed shit about, "God damn America." Surely that's got to have some influence on the chief executive. Goes a long way toward explaining what a shitbag he is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    Liberals will say religion is unimportant when it comes to Obama.
    Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the constitution begs to differ..

    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    When attacking his opponent however, religion is a very important issue.
    Do you have any link to Rmoney being attacked for his Mormonism? The Southern evangelical nutbags seem to have a bigger problem with Romney's religion than 'Liberals'.

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    I don't like the idea of probably the most powerful guy being a sworn again creationist.
    Bit like denying gravity.
    Equally Blair's catholicism certainly compounded problems and influenced his judgement for the worse.

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    The same illogical fantasy applies equally to all religions.
    If Bobo is a Christian, he believes some idiot rose from the dead and died for our sins?

    Is that any worse than a guy with magic panties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster View Post
    The same illogical fantasy applies equally to all religions.
    If Bobo is a Christian, he believes some idiot rose from the dead and died for our sins?

    Is that any worse than a guy with magic panties?
    No, personally I dislike and detest all religions equally.
    Probably the biggest force for evil on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Three and a half years into President Obama's first term as president, half of Americans cannot accurately say what religion he is, according to a poll released this week.
    it's really not much a mystery at all.

    this confusion is due to a very deliberate and concerted effort by republican strategists...their goal from the day after president obama was inaugurated (and probably before) was to make him out to be different or ''other'. IOW, he's not one of us....he's a marxist, he's a kenyan, he's a muslim, he's a socialist, etc... they even went so far as to attempt to dehumanize him with those 'joker' photoshops. what do you think all that birth certificate nonsense was about?

    while most reading this thread will be able to see right through this type of chicanery, it plays very well with an alarming number of uneducated, racist hillbillies in red states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raycarey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    Three and a half years into President Obama's first term as president, half of Americans cannot accurately say what religion he is, according to a poll released this week.
    it's really not much a mystery at all.

    this confusion is due to a very deliberate and concerted effort by republican strategists...their goal from the day after president obama was inaugurated (and probably before) was to make him out to be different or ''other'. IOW, he's not one of us....he's a marxist, he's a kenyan, he's a muslim, he's a socialist, etc... they even went so far as to attempt to dehumanize him with those 'joker' photoshops. what do you think all that birth certificate nonsense was about?

    while most reading this thread will be able to see right through this type of chicanery, it plays very well with an alarming number of uneducated, racist hillbillies in red states.
    Sadly you are dead right about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    Liberals will say religion is unimportant when it comes to Obama. When attacking his opponent however, religion is a very important issue.
    first of all, which liberals are saying that?

    secondly, in '08 nobody went harder on obama and his church than the clintons.


    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    sat glazed-eyed in a congregation for 20 years as some fat-mouthed kvnt spewed shit about, "God damn America."
    considering the evil shit the american govt. had been up to during those 20 years (and previously), it could easily be argued that america deserved to be damned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philw
    Equally Blair's catholicism certainly compounded problems and influenced his judgement for the worse.
    I thought he only converted after he was booted out of office?

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    If you're going to spam irrelevant articles, at least have the decency to add some paragraphs.

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    Who yew talkin tew, bowah ? Them's fartin werds......

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    I don't know the Presidents religion- heck, for all I know that career politician may have chosen to attend a church for a while to boost his political aspirations. He seems a bit smart for a stark raving christian anyway, he probably believes in evolution. When they ask me to put my religion down on a form I put anglican, even though I'm not. Like, who cares? That is a better question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TizMe View Post
    His religion should be irrelevant anyway.

    He should be elected (or not) on his policies, not by which imaginary friend he thinks he has.
    Excellent answer, TizMe. Except I'd go one step further and actually disqualify anyone with imaginary friends from holding any position of authority. They can stack shelves or sweep the streets if they're religious, but they need to keep their hands off the nuclear button.

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    Suddenly, it seems liberals care a lot about religion. It didn't matter in 2008, but now it's quite important.

    It's a cornerstone of their hate campaign.

    I think they're all racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    It didn't matter in 2008, but now it's quite important.
    Blame Sarah Palin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    Is that any worse than a guy with magic panties?



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    Hell, half of Americans couldn't name the Vice-President. Probably 90% couldn't name all of the states, or tell you the names of their Congressmen.

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    half of Americans are retarded, so in that regard this is not surprising

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    Quote Originally Posted by quimbian corholla View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Panty Hamster
    Liberals will say religion is unimportant when it comes to Obama.
    Article VI, Paragraph 3 of the constitution begs to differ..


    Article 6, Clause 3

    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
    1.An Act for the Well-Governing and Regulating of Corporations 13 Chas. 2, st. 2, cl. 1, sec. 3 (1661) 2.Delaware Constitution of 1776, ART. 22 3.Vermont Constitution of 1777, CH. 2, SEC. 9 4.Massachusetts Constitution of 1780, Articles of Amendments, arts. 6--7 5.Benjamin Franklin to Richard Price, 9 Oct. 1780 6.Petition of the Philadelphia Synagogue to Council of Censors of Pennsylvania, 23 Dec. 1783 7.Benjamin Rush to Edward Hand, 10 Nov. 1784 8.Benjamin Rush to Richard Price, 15 Oct. 1785 22 Apr. 1786 9.Noah Webster, On Test Laws, Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration, and Partial Exclusions from Office, Mar. 1787 10.Records of the Federal Convention 11.Jonas Phillips to President and Members of the Convention, 7 Sept. 1787 12.Tench Coxe, An Examination of the Constitution, Fall 1787 13.James Madison to Edmund Pendleton, 28 Oct. 1787 14.Oliver Ellsworth, Landholder, NO. 7, 17 Dec. 1787 15.Alexander Hamilton, Federalist, no. 27, 174--75, 25 Dec. 1787 16."William Penn," no. 2, 3 Jan. 1788 17.Oliver Wolcott, Connecticut Ratifying Convention, 9 Jan. 1788 18.Luther Martin, Genuine Information, 1788 19.James Madison, Federalist, no. 44, 307, 25 Jan. 1788 20.Debate in Massachusetts Ratifying Convention, 30 Jan. 1788 21.William Williams, Letter, 11 Feb. 1788 22.James Madison to Edmund Randolph, 10 Apr. 1788 23.Proposed Amendment, South Carolina Ratifying Convention, 23 May 1788 24.Edmund Randolph, Virginia Ratifying Convention, 10 June 1788 25.Proposed Amendment, New York Ratifying Convention, 26 July 1788 26.William Lancaster, North Carolina Ratifying Convention, 30 July 1788 27.Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution 3: 1838--43, 1833
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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    half of Americans are retarded, so in that regard this is not surprising
    we know 59,054,087 are


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