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Show Of Hands October 11th, 2012 12:00am

VP DEBATE: which candidate gave a better answer regarding their personal religious experience?

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hippiejd Arizona
10/13/12 8:43 am

Company Profit vs Nonprofit surplus are two very different things. Get your facts straight before regurgitating the things you hear on FoxNews.

hippiejd Arizona
10/13/12 8:40 am

You mean not answer questions. Yea totally proved himself VP worthy.

Godless Oklahoma
10/12/12 11:06 pm

Yes, everyone please force your values on others. Up to the 1950s, this would be unAmerican. In modern paranoid America, this is somehow considered admirable. Live & let live indeed. Oh well, the religious majority is rapidly losing ground & they will have to sleep in the bed they have made.

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scottstots Georgia
10/12/12 8:38 pm

I liked how Ryan said that life begins at conception and its wrong to kill the life, unless its rape or incest or the mothers life is in danger, then life doesn't begin at conception and you can kill the non conception begun thing that's not life. Spot on

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bryank21
10/12/12 7:47 pm

In the law it says abortion is legal. In the Constitution it says separation of Church and State. You want a theocracy? Go to the middle east.

bryank21
10/12/12 7:42 pm

Because we have this pretty new thing in our country called separation of Church and State. Oh...wait...it's not new at all. Biden realizes that he cannot impose his views on others. Ryan voted against choice even in the case of incest, rape or the mother's life.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/12/12 6:45 pm

But, Biden's seemed more heartfelt..(both did) Biden is Catholic and pro-choice?? hmm...I thought I heard Ryan say he was against it UNLESS she was raped, incest or life threatening to the mother..,,

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10/12/12 6:43 pm

Not at all. Ryan wants to force his beliefs on all. Biden was the one with the correct answer. He gets my vote.

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/12/12 6:41 pm

I am a Presbyterian, and VERY uncomfortable talking and hearing about religion..Always have. Ryan made me a tad uncomfortable, but just because he was talking like he was very religious (nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't push it down people's throats. but that's a different conversation

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/12/12 6:41 pm

I am a Presbyterian, and VERY uncomfortable talking and hearing about religion..Always have. Ryan made me a tad uncomfortable, but just because he was talking like he was very religious (nothing wrong with that, as long as you don't push it down people's throats. but that's a different conversation

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BrandonE
10/12/12 5:26 pm

Seriously, that's your argument? Why am I surprised? Maybe your own advice should be taken, however, before reading, take off the shaded glasses.

hmharris SoCal
10/12/12 4:55 pm

Biden is catholic yet he is pro-choice... Oh the irony

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SugarShaq
10/12/12 3:42 pm

You can only legislate morality to an extent. Changes must happen at the heart level.

But the continued profitization of Planned parenthood on abortion ought to be criminal.

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SugarShaq
10/12/12 3:36 pm

Have you checked the news lately

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raygray
10/12/12 2:10 pm

EXACTLY!

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raygray
10/12/12 2:09 pm

Ryan sounded like a damn robot when he answered this question - and he was talking about his own child! Biden got a little choked up, came across as more sincere.

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USA1st
10/12/12 1:36 pm

well the obvious answer is Ryan. I'm not catholic but u can see in their answers that Ryan handled the issue better than the VP

barbearnj Dreaming of Banff
10/12/12 1:22 pm

Ryan hands down. Very heartfelt and honest.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/12/12 12:58 pm

kytoaltoky, so it's okay to kill innocent babies if you have the conviction they're alive, but no proof? Please! Science confirms a fetus is alive, and is incapable of determining when new personhood starts.

Biden showed last night that he has only one core value: whatever it takes, stay in power.

BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:22 am

Speak for yourself only. U R clueless

BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:19 am

Your comment is quite ignorant. Biden was right on

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BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:18 am

Lol -- sorry, don't think so...'

BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:17 am

Exactly. Anti-pro-choice men are IGNORANT...!!

BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:13 am

Biden gave a much more Presidential answer...! Keep religion out of lawmaking.

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BriD Illinois
10/12/12 11:13 am

Yup, Ryan needs to respect ALL religions, NOT just his own. Biden gave a much more Presidential answer...!


10/12/12 10:35 am

I really didn't care for neither explanation, Religion divides people anyway.

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zhector Missouri
10/12/12 9:01 am

Biden seemed insincere to me

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DavesNotHere where am I
10/12/12 8:42 am

I'd love a moderator to just flatly say to both that he/she's not interested in their religious beliefs, it's not important!

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jasonreed
10/12/12 8:37 am

So Paul Ryan wants to kill people to force his religion on them? What a stupid statement!

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JFradley Hawaii
10/12/12 7:56 am

Only the people who view the resistance against imposing their religious beliefs on the masses as an assault on religious liberty.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
10/12/12 7:39 am

Ryan's will to impose his religion reminds me of the Taliban.

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SHTOOKAH Illinois
10/12/12 7:39 am

Do people reeeeally believe Paul Ryan when he says the administration Is conducting assault on religious liberty....

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arborfamilia on top of the hill
10/12/12 7:28 am

I was SO pleased with Biden's answer, it was exactly right.

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kytoaltoky
10/12/12 7:13 am

Biden also believes that the "Hosts" of the "Eucharist" become the literal body of Jesus when he eats them. But I bet he also understands why most other people don't. Religious beliefs are not a significant basis for public policy!

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kytoaltoky
10/12/12 7:07 am

Only 39? Wow, you're right! Let's ban it now! Are you kidding me? Is that the cost of protecting fetuses? How many women became incapable of having more children later in life? How many were scarred physically and emotionally by that experience? But I guess the "sluts" were "asking for it!"

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kytoaltoky
10/12/12 6:59 am

I think Biden was saying he realizes that it's a religious belief, not a scientific belief. He is saying that his beliefs might be wrong, and that he doesn't support policy based purely on his subjective religious convictions. I know that's hard for conservatives to understand, but it is what it is.

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JFradley Hawaii
10/12/12 6:47 am

Biden clarified the role of religious beliefs in America; they are personal choices and have no place in public policy.

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wakeup South Dakota
10/12/12 5:18 am

Again both believe abortion is wrong and it is; Biden answered much better the ryan. He said anyone who kills will answer to God! And yes God is real.

obama2013 Arizona
10/12/12 1:00 am

I truly don't that any one person can understand what it means to be pro-choice until he or she went through it...

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obama2013 Arizona
10/12/12 12:57 am

I am despondent...do we not understand the truth of our convictions...if women don't control it, then who does?! Who are we as a nation?!!

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smacc DunningKruger
10/12/12 12:39 am

Definitely Biden, he understands that religion is deeply personal and not to be pushed on others.

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Tpallidum Los Angeles, CA
10/12/12 12:11 am

TexasRN, What about in the case of rape?

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commonsense America isnt racist
10/11/12 11:16 pm

Ryan took this one hands down.
Calm ,intelligent, and respectful.

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thing5 Mississippi
10/11/12 11:06 pm

And the Bible says "I knew you when you were in your mothers womb"

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