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Joe Biden's Religion: Catholicism or Leftism?

Cosda Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 6:16 PM
"I accept my church's position on abortion ... I just refuse to impose that on others." - Joe Biden This makes as much sense as saying I accept my church's position on "Thou shalt not Kill" but I just refuse to impose it on others. Our laws have been derived from God's law since the dawn of time.
pastorial Wrote: Oct 17, 2012 9:15 AM
God's Law was not given until c. 1250 bce, long after the dawn of time.
Enrique25 Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 7:05 PM
Mitt Romney said the exact same thing when he was pro-choice.
Joycey Wrote: Oct 16, 2012 10:34 PM
In 2002. People do change their minds.
Enrique25 Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:10 AM
I was thinking of 2007, in radio interview in Iowa where he got into a heated argument with a pro-life host. The host was saying Romney should be more pro-life because of his Mormonism, Romney said, what do you know about Mormonism? And went into a very impassioned discussion of his abortion position vs. his religion. Much more thought out than Biden's pat answer. Very worthwhile video to watch, Romney actually comes out looking quite sincere about his religion.
pastorial Wrote: Oct 18, 2012 9:22 AM
En, but is he a christian?
In the vice presidential debate, the two candidates, both Roman Catholics, were asked about their religious beliefs, how they impact the candidates' political positions and specifically about abortion. This was the response of Vice President Joe Biden:

"My religion defines who I am. And I've been a practicing Catholic my whole life. And it has particularly informed my social doctrine. Catholic social doctrine talks about taking care of those who -- who can't take care of themselves, people who need help.

"With regard to abortion, I accept my church's position on abortion as a -- what we call de fide doctrine. Life begins...