Hawaii Democrat poised to be first Hindu in Congress
Hindu Americans have run Americaâ€™s major companies and universities, won Nobel prizes and Olympic gold medals, directed blockbuster movies, and even flown into space. But one profession has so far been out of reach: Member of Congress.
That may change next week in Hawaiiâ€™s 2nd congressional district, where Democrat Tulsi Gabbard is poised to win an out-of-nowhere bid over Republican opponent Kawika Crowley. Gabbard was leading Crowley 70 percent to 18 percent, according to an Oct. 12 poll by the Honolulu Civil Beat.
The heavily Democratic district also elected one of two Buddhists to have ever served in Congress, Mazie Hirono, who won her seat in 2006 but is now running for the U.S. Senate....
No, Mike, if she does something really bad she'll come back as a Republican moralist.
Webster's 1913 Dictionary wrote: MORALIST: ... 2. One who practices moral duties; a person who lives in conformity with moral rules; one of correct deportment and dealings with his fellow-creatures; -- sometimes used in contradistinction to one whose life is controlled by religious motives. The love (in the moralist of virtue, but in the Christian) of God himself. Hammond
Mike wrote: If I were the insensitive type, I'd make some comment about her being a Democrat Hindu, therefore in her next reincarnation, her life would have to be a better one. But since I'm not the insensitive type, I won't
Well you just did make such a comment, which is kind of funny.
If I were the insensitive type, I'd make some comment about her being a Democrat Hindu, therefore in her next reincarnation, her life would have to be a better one. But since I'm not the insensitive type, I won't
Framers of the U.S. Constitution wrote: The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
"Gabbard, whose first name refers to a tree sacred to Hindus, fully embraced Hinduism as a teenager, and follows the Vaishnava branch that believes in the Supreme Lord Vishnu, and his 10 primary incarnations"
Having someone in the Democrat party which worships rats, snakes, monkeys etc etc should be no surprise to anybody, and not to much of a move from their current religious affiliations.
"According to Hinduism animals are not inferior creatures but manifestations of God on the lower scale of evolution compared to man, each containing a spark of the divine, capable of becoming human and achieving salvation like the rest of us. Human life is precious because it comes after many lives of existence in the lower life forms." (hinduwebsite.com)