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Religion lets candidates avoid hard truths

I observe religious beliefs making politicians less responsible.

Consider anyone who believes their particular prophet actually existed and rose to heaven, or especially that the Earth is only 6,000 years old, in spite of plentiful evidence to the contrary. They believe that no matter how much they poison my environment to benefit Big Oil or Big Coal, their savior will swoop down and take them to an imaginary heaven when global warming sterilizes the planet.

They are categorically not qualified for any office. Neither are pretenders to Christianity, from Thomas Jefferson to Richard Nixon, better leaders for dropping by church a couple times a year.

Theodore Carl Houk, Towson

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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