Friday, June 29, 2007

Should the Bible be a part of Political Platforms?

Barack Obama defines himself as part of the Joshua Generation; Hillary Clinton is fond of quoting James 2:26 ("Faith without deeds is dead"); John Edwards believes relieving poverty is a biblical mandate; Sam Brownback follows the scriptural account on the origins of man. Nearly all the US presidential candidates are defining themselves through scripture.

The Chicago Tribune is conducting a poll reflecting on scripture and the 2008 election. It asks readers: "Should Scripture be used as a model for a modern-day political platform? If so, which Scripture works best? Furthermore, should it be Christian?"

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I will post the results as soon as they are available.

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