Marco Rubio Responds to an Atheist, and His Answer is Brilliant

Marco Rubio Responds to an Atheist, and His Answer is Brilliant

Marco Rubio Responds to an Atheist, and His Answer is Brilliant

Today all eyes were on Iowa, focused on the spectacle of Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump for President, ending the rumors which began floating yesterday that she was flying into the state for that very reason.

But yesterday another candidate took to the campaign stage to voice his endorsement of his Christian faith in the face of an atheist challenger. And that brilliant little defense of faith was little reported under the deluge of the Trump-Palin carnival show.

Marco Rubio, a practicing Roman Catholic, was called out at a campaign event in little Waverly, Iowa, by a self-described atheist who said he was ‘concerned’ that Rubio was really running to be “Pastor-in-Chief” rather than Commander-in-Chief. He was anxious about Rubio protecting the “non-theist community.”

And Rubio hit it out of the park with his answer.

After assuring the atheist that he had every right to believe in nothing at all, Rubio also told him how his Christian faith influences every aspect of his life. He talked about his belief in the salvation promised to him through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. And he posed this rhetorical question about the source of our Constitutional rights:

First of all, I believe you can’t really understand America, unless you don’t understand — if you don’t believe that Judeo-Christian values influenced America, you don’t know history. I’m not saying you, I’m just saying this nation was founded on the principle that our rights come from our Creator. If there’s no Creator, then where did your rights come from? And so, that’s why it’s important for us to understand that.

So while the professing Christian Sarah Palin is endorsing a billionaire who doesn’t like to ask for forgiveness (but who says “I have a great relationship with God”), Senator Marco Rubio is giving a heartfelt defense of his faith to a young man who would sneer at it.

Marco Rubio has just gone up several points in my tally of Presidential candidates.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!


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