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Wed Feb 1, 2012, 10:23 AM

136. Well, this went well.

Questions like yours are not possible to answer, since there isn't really a universal definition of what a Christian is. Christianity is host to thousands of denominations, each of which believes that it is the one that truly understands what Christianity is. New denominations are constantly splitting off from older ones, often over very minor doctrinal issues.

Christianity is not one thing. It is not a hundred things. It is whatever a believer thinks it is.

As for candidates for the presidency, most have been Christians, at least by their own definition. There's some question about a couple of them, but none have ever actually said they were not Christian, as far as I know. Since Christianity, in one form or another, is the dominant religious belief in this country, it's difficult to conceive of an admitted non-Christian winning the Presidency.

So, is Romney a Christian? Well, if he claims to be, I can't argue with him on that point. Lacking an objective definition of Christianity, I'd have no grounds to argue with him. His politics? Oh, yes, I can argue with him on that.

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