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 Each 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 technology.
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’s one true God. I imagine god put every of us right here for a function. My religion teaches us that we have now an obligation, an ethical obligation to grasp that function. These are God’s devices that work via us in several 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 conventional family. My mother and father taught me household is the inspiration. Respect your mother and father. Marriage is sacred. Abstinence earlier than marriage is the best way to go. Adultery is mistaken. Marriage is between a person and a girl. Divorce isn’t just some desire 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 be taught? We discovered the ten commandments. We learn the Bible. Scriptures class. God is actual. There’s one true God. Do not take his title in useless. Respect your mother and father. Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not commit adultery. What I discovered 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 feel 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 am unable to…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 might be rattling proper, I’ll! As a result of that is my obligation”.
The Republican chief additional mentioned that as a president will probably 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 via. That is not our alternative, 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 obligation to make religion and household and onerous work and patriotism, however religion contains, cool once more on this nation for the following technology.
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 Basic Electrical. His mother and father migrated to the US from Kerala.
Vivek Ramaswamy’s marketing campaign has gained consideration, and he has risen in GOP major polls, though he nonetheless trails behind Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in assist.
The following US presidential election is scheduled for November 5, 2024.
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