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To: mrillini
I don't think he is Muslim, but his attendance at any church no more makes him a Christian than wearing a crucifix makes me one.

As I've been saying, though, this is all besides the point. I'm trying to correct the errors as people make them about what Obama believes, but I'm quickly beginning to see that I cannot keep up with all of them. Therefore, I will abandon this thread and leave the posters to their own devices.

192 posted on 08/11/2004 3:41:29 PM PDT by outlawcam (No time to waste. Now get moving.)
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To: mrillini

I am a Christian," the 42-year-old Illinois state senator ( Obama) and Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate says, ...

"So, I have a deep faith," Obama continues. "I'm rooted in the Christian tradition. I believe that there are many paths to the same place, and that is a belief that there is a higher power, a belief that we are connected as a people.

"That there are values that transcend race or culture, that move us forward, and there's an obligation for all of us individually as well as collectively to take responsibility to make those values lived."

It's perhaps an unlikely theological position for someone who places his faith squarely at the feet of Jesus to take, saying essentially that all people of faith -- Christians, Jews, Muslims, animists, everyone -- know the same God.

That depends, Obama says, on how a particular verse from the Gospel of John, where Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father but by me," is heard.



THIS DOES NOT SOUND LIKE A CHRISTIAN , BUT SOMEONE SIMPLY PLAYING POLITICS.


198 posted on 08/11/2004 3:49:17 PM PDT by Peace will be here soon (USA Eagles 31 , Frogs ( France ) 39... An improvement , but not quite there yet.)
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