...here are some easy questions that refer directly to the presidential campaign and the self-assurance each current candidate tries to exhibit about their faith. Inasmuch as there are no Moslems or Jews among the candidate list, we focus on the "Christianity" espoused by the eager candidates. Regarding their recent speeches, debates, and proclamations, these questions should be easy:
Who is Joseph Smith? Why is his brand of Christianity in question at this time?
Who murdered Joseph Smith?
Who determined the books to be included in the canon of the Bible?
Why are there so many different translations of the Bible?
Why were the books of Jude and Revelation reluctantly included in the Bible?
How much of the current Bible was altered by monks and others writing on parchment and paper before the prinitng press?
Who are the Coptic Christians? Since they are currently represented in major stories in today's news, what do you know about them? How did they begin? Are they more "authentic Chrisitans" than Catholics, Protestants, Evangelicals, Mormons, Southern Baptists?
What is the difference between the LDS and RLDS?
How do you justify the huge military budget of the United States with the Sermon on the Mount?
How "Biblical" is the foreign policy of the U.S. as you propose it?
How do you specifically relate to the example and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth?
Do you love your enemy as Jesus directed us?
When these candidates strut and pose their phony Christianity to get votes, they subject themselves to try to handle fair, historical questions. I am sick of the charlatan Christians who run for President of the U.S. If they want to pose and strut, let them field and answer questions about their "sincere" religion.