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Mitt Romney and Mormon culture

August 07, 2012
source: Washington Post

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MR says: The author says religion should be a part of politics because religious worldviews do inform decisions and shape understanding. An interesting thought.

Mitt Romney, speaking last week in Jerusalem, shows why religion is and ought to be part of our campaign discourse—not the pointless question of who is more Christian than whom, but the investigation of how the worldviews that religious communities conserve inspire the way that candidates read circumstances. During the primaries, we were so busy trying to figure out if Romney is a real Christian, we didn’t look very closely at what really matters in his religious worldview. If we had, his recent declaration that “culture makes all the difference” in Israel would not have so surprised and bewildered us.

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