So Bernie Sanders made news that was surprisingly negative. Reading about it here and reading other articles got me thinking… Was Bernie wrong to pursue such line of questioning?
To me, more politicians need to hold other politicians accountable. The way I see it, if a nominee considers himself Christian first and doesn’t view other religions with “equal” respect, how do we as citizens know that the decisions this nominee makes are neither tainted with a religious view nor considered as religiously blind? In my mind, what Bernie wanted to do was to ensure that this nominee wouldn’t be using his religious convictions to implement policy in a “religiously blind” government.
On my opinion, it’s like abortion. The whole abortion issue boils down to the fact that a religious viewpoint is disguised as a political viewpoint of “every life is precious.” Yet the irony to me is, we have forgotten veterans, unwanted homeless, and even hungry families that are ignored by these religions. The life of these people are just as important as that of an embryo, yet religious leaders don’t make a big fuss out the forgotten.