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read this ny times article about bush and faith

read this ny times article about bush and faith
« on: October 18, 2004, 09:33:25 PM »
 http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/17BUSH.html?oref=login

i dont understand how any rational person could vote for a man who bases the worlds most important decisions on his personal faith.  i think its pretty scary.

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Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2004, 07:49:50 AM »
Quote from: cascagrossa
i dont understand how any rational person could vote for a man who bases the worlds most important decisions on his personal faith. i think its pretty scary.
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You've never lived in the Bible Belt, have you?

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2004, 08:02:39 AM »
Quote from: cascagrossa
i dont understand how any rational person could vote for a man who bases the worlds most important decisions on his personal faith. i think its pretty scary.
[quote

You've never lived in the Bible Belt, have you?

thankfully no.  but ive visited a few states and each time it felt like i was in another country.

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2004, 10:13:27 AM »
a messenger from God my ass.  I am sure God really appreciates what he is doing to earth and mankind.  brilliant.

Hurley97

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2004, 11:35:51 AM »
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/17/magazine/17BUSH.html?oref=login

i dont understand how any rational person could vote for a man who bases the worlds most important decisions on his personal faith.  i think its pretty scary.

Lately, I have been phrasing issues like this in the form of type 2 (Necessary) LSAT LR questions.  I think that it is just a residual effect of all the studying.  So, for this one, I imagine:

Cascagrossa:  I don't understand how any rational person could vote for a man who bases the worlds most important decisions on his personal faith.  I think its pretty scary.  The NY Times recently feautured an article about how the President bases his decisions entirely on his faith, and someone like that is not worth voting for.

The argument above make which one of the following assumptions?

A)  A President is worth voting for only if he bases his decision upon faith.

B)  The NY Times is a credble source to quote from

C)  The President does not base his decisions on faith

D)  A President who does not base his decisions on faith would make different decisions than the current president, and thus be worth voting for.

E)  All Presidents do not base their decisions upon their faith-based beliefs.


Which one is the answer?

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2004, 11:43:18 AM »
D ?

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2004, 01:22:19 PM »
B

It can't be D because it is not necessary that the President make different decisions, just decisions that are not based solely on faith.

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2004, 02:31:29 PM »
lol, its a totally made up question so i dont know if its really worth debating, but i  think B is a bad answer.

buster

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2004, 02:40:09 PM »
I'm goin' with E.

Re: read this ny times article about bush and faith
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2004, 02:47:06 PM »
I'm goin' with E.

are you joking?  the stimulus directly contradicts E.