Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy opened up about his ‘Hindu’ religion, emphasizing that it gives him with freedom and has motivated him to undertake this presidential marketing campaign as an ethical obligation.
Talking at ‘The Household Chief’ discussion board organized by The Every day Sign platform on Saturday, the Indian-American entrepreneur drew parallels between the teachings of Hinduism and Christianity, expressing his intention to advertise shared values for the good thing about the following era.
Mr Ramaswamy mentioned, “My religion is what provides me my freedom. My religion is what led me to this presidential marketing campaign…I’m a Hindu. I imagine there may be one true God. I imagine god put every of us right here for a goal. My religion teaches us that we have now an obligation, an ethical responsibility to grasp that goal. These are God’s devices that work by way of us in numerous methods, however we’re nonetheless equal as a result of God resides in every of us. That is the core of my religion”.
Talking about his upbringing, he mentioned that he was instilled with values surrounding household, marriage, and respect for fogeys.
“I grew up in a standard family. My dad and mom taught me household is the muse. Respect your dad and mom. Marriage is sacred. Abstinence earlier than marriage is the way in which to go. Adultery is unsuitable. Marriage is between a person and a girl. Divorce is not only some choice you go for…you get married earlier than God and also you make an oath to God and your loved ones,” Mr Ramaswamy mentioned.
The Ohio-based bio-tech entrepreneur additionally drew parallels between Hindu and Christian faiths and mentioned that these are the ‘shared values’ of God, and he’ll stand for these shared values.
“I went to Christian Excessive College. What can we study? We realized the ten commandments. We learn the Bible. Scriptures class. God is actual. There’s one true God. Do not take his identify in useless. Respect your dad and mom. Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not commit adultery. What I realized at the moment, is that these values are acquainted to me. They do not belong to Hindus. However, they do not belong to Christians both. They belong to God truly. And I believe these are the values that undergird this nation,” Mr Ramaswamy mentioned.
He added, “Can I be a President who can promote Christianity throughout the nation? I can not…I do not suppose that is what we should always desire a US President to do both…however will I stand for these shared values? Will I promote them within the examples that we set for the following generations? You’re rattling proper, I’ll! As a result of that is my responsibility”.
The Republican chief additional mentioned that as a president it will likely be his duty to make religion, household, onerous work, patriotism, and religion “cool” once more within the US.
“One of many teachings is that we do not select who God chooses to work by way of. That is not our selection, that belongs to God…so sure are based on Judai-Christian values and these are values that I deeply share….as a president, it’s my responsibility to make religion and household and onerous work and patriotism, however religion consists of, cool once more on this nation for the following era.
Notably, 38-year-old Vivek Ramaswamy is a local of southwest Ohio. His mom was a geriatric psychiatrist and his father labored as an engineer at Normal Electrical. His dad and mom migrated to the US from Kerala.
Vivek Ramaswamy’s marketing campaign has gained consideration, and he has risen in GOP main polls, though he nonetheless trails behind Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in help.
The following US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.
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