Watch Atheist Challenge Ben Carson About The Role of Faith In His Presidency

Screen Shot 2016-01-30 at 8.17.47 AMPresidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson was questioned by an atheist in Iowa about what role his faith will play in his future potential presidency. Mr. Carson did an authentic job of answering the question honestly, reminding the questioner that we all make decisions based on our faith and beliefs. According to The Blaze:

During a town hall meeting in Iowa Friday, Republican presidential contender Ben Carson was asked what role his faith would play in his administration. What made the moment unique might not have been the question itself, but the voter who asked it — an atheist.

“I’m an atheist voter; I’m not planted here,” the questioner declared. “I am born and raised in Iowa. I have a question about how your faith will play a role in your presidency.”

 

“OK,” the retired neurosurgeon cautiously replied.

 

During a town hall meeting in Iowa Friday, Republican presidential contender Ben Carson was asked what role his faith would play in his administration. What made the moment unique might not have been the question itself, but the voter who asked it — an atheist.

“I’m an atheist voter; I’m not planted here,” the questioner declared. “I am born and raised in Iowa. I have a question about how your faith will play a role in your presidency.”

 

“OK,” the retired neurosurgeon cautiously replied.

 

But that answer didn’t wholly satisfy the voter. “My question was can you give me a situation where God’s law trumps any law within our country,” he told Carson.

 

“If we create laws that are contrary to the Judeo-Christian values that we have, then I think we should fight against those kinds of laws,” Carson said. “I personally believe that we still have an obligation to obey the laws whether we agree with them or not. Otherwise, we would be a lawless nation.”

 

“But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight against anything we see as unjust,” Carson added. “And we have the mechanism built into our to allow those protests to take place.”

It’s interesting that this person probably did not ask, or demand, the same type of questioning from President Obama. It appears more that this person is concerned about the Christian faith and what impact it may have on him.

Dr. Carson’s response was honest and sincere in attempts to answer this person’s questions and concerns. What do you think about Dr. Carson’s response? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

You can watch the exchange here: