Bernie Sanders “not actively involved with organized religion”

Bernie Sanders “not actively involved with organized religion” January 27, 2016

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In a recent interview Bernie Sanders was again asked about his religious beliefs and he replied:

“I am not actively involved with organized religion. I think everyone believes in God in their own ways. To me, it means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together.”

This recent answer was a little more direct compared to when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about religion a few months ago. Sanders replied back then:

“I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. I think it is not a good thing to believe as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people.”

Bernie was brought up Jewish, but there are many people who are culturally Jewish and don’t believe in a God. To me, Bernie’s answers make him sound like he is maybe “spiritual, but not religious.” Or he might be an atheist, but simply doesn’t want to come out and say it as about half of America still would not vote for an atheist president. 

The main point is that it shouldn’t matter if Bernie Sanders believes in God. Bernie Sanders is focused on the issues and helping the American people. His personal beliefs are irrelevant because church and state should be separate. So even if Bernie is not giving a direct answer about his faith, I don’t mind because it’s not important to his campaign.


Featured image from Gage Skidmore under Creative Commons 2.0

 

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