New U.S. Congress will be more religiously diverse, but still won't completely reflect religious landscape

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  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Nov. 21, 2012 11:18 a.m.

    Interesting but meaningless article.

    Professing to be religious while not practicing the rudiments of one's religion leaves a big gap. For example, how many of these politicians would say they believe in something as basic as the Ten Commandments, yet not follow them? We've seen that adultery is fashionable in DC, even at the highest levels. And what about not bearing false witness? You could throw out the entire assembly on that criteria, no doubt.

    It would be interesting to see what members of Congress would say when asked how the body can get their approval ratings out of the beasement with the American People. I'm willing to bet either they have no clue whatever or not the least bit of courage to actually follow their recipe for it.

    Getting something done, instead of this incessant gridlock, might be a start. Anyone else but the US Congress would be FIRED within a week for such a lack of performance. There's basically only one word to describe it: INCOMPETENCE! (Don't hold your breath to see them prove me wrong on that point.)

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Nov. 19, 2012 7:15 p.m.

    Mr. Matthew Brown, Jehova's Witnesses do not participate in politics. They do not enlist in the military. Obviously they will not be represented in a system they reject.

    Mr. Brown I read your article against my best judgment. I finished your article asking myself, who cares what is the religious inclination of this people in the Senate or Congress?

    I ask what is the relevance?, claiming to be Catholic, Protestant, LDS, Hindu, etc. doesn't mean
    they live according to the precepts of their faith. It means even less that they have to vote according those precepts. A good politician should be above his/her religious inclinations and vote for the objective, secular well being of the country.

    Personally, the relationship (or lack of it) they have with their creator is between them and their god.

    I personally expect politicians to stay far away from my spiritual life. I think they deserve the same courtesy from us.