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Surprising Religious Facts About U.S. Presidents You Probably Didn't Know (TEXT, VIDEO, and PHOTOS)


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American, US presidents, religion, freedoms, ethics, government, politics )

Carrie
- 183 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Most people know the basics: the U.S. presidents have been male and mostly Christian of one denomination or another. Within this sameness, however, hides a diversity of actual beliefs and practices that run the gamut from intriguing to truly surprising.



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Elizabeth M. (66)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 3:23 pm
Very interesting article and video. Thanks for sharing Carrie.
 

Debbie S. (33)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 6:33 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Elle B. (81)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 8:13 pm
Ty Carrie. . .
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Tuesday February 18, 2014, 11:14 pm
Probably unrealistic - BUT I want to live to see a time when religion ISN'T a major issue for the leaders of the "state" - you know, the one that is said to be separated from the "church" - - --
 

. (0)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 12:56 am
Jefferson was the most surprising president with beliefs that really went against the norm of Christianity. It was funny to hear Sarah Palin's speech praising Jefferson's Christian faith. Jefferson must have been laughing from the heavens!
 

Franck R. (51)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 1:47 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 2:09 am
Noted, ty.
 

Gloria picchetti (286)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 4:35 am
New election materials will include speadsheets about presidential church attendance.
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 5:24 am
Thanks Carrie for posting. It is clear to me that Presidents are more and more under the scrutiny of the Christian Right and feel more pressure from the religious right. This despite the separation of religion and state and despite the country becoming less "Christian" because of the growing number of people of other religions or no religion at all. IMO religion belongs to the personal domain (hence the separation of religion and state) but is also belongs to the private domain. It's nobody's business how often a president attends church, or whether he attends church at all. He's not the president of Christian Americans, but all Americans.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 10:53 am
Interesting, thanks for sharing Carrie.
 

Diane O. (149)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 3:59 pm
Believing in God isn't political. I believe in God and I'm very proud to admit that I am a Christian. Religion is personal and our founding fathers, many of them, believed in God and Country. I don't know why the liberals enjoy denying Christianity and make it a dirty word. If YOU don't believe in God, you live in America and you have your freedom of religion and can identify as being an atheist. What I do know is that believing in God and the Bible in America has the support of 80% of Americans. 80% of Americans identify as Christians.

It's a fact. Liberals need to pay attention to the facts. Atheists are a very small percentage of our population. Even an atheist when faced with a gun pointed at their head will cry out to God to save them.

As for our Founding Fathers...they all believed in freedom of religion and the freedom to worship in any church that supported their religious beliefs.

This isn't about the Christian "Right." It's about 80% of Americans who believe in God. If you believe for one minute that liberals do not believe in God then perhaps you should do a bit of research.
 

John B. (215)
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 6:12 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the interesting video segment. Viewed and noted.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Friday February 21, 2014, 8:19 pm
The Christian Right has made Christianity very political. By the way, believing in God and being Christian are two different things. Jews also believe in God, as Muslims believe in Allah. Being Christian means one believes in Jesus Christ as the Savior.
 
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