“Every great religion in the world, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, essentially comes down to: do unto others, as you would like them to do unto you.” -Bernie Sanders

On February 25th, a video was posted by Bernie Sander’s official Facebook page entitled, We Are All In It Together. 

The two minute and ten second video featured an interview, during which Sanders answered a question about his religious beliefs.


Senator Sanders sidestepped the question of whether or not there is a higher power, but proceeded to share the elements of religion he found admirable.

“What I have believed my whole life is […] we are all in this together – thats not just words – the truth is, at some level, when you hurt, when your children hurt, I hurt.”

The Senator continued to speak, stating,

It’s very easy to turn our backs on kids who are hungry or veterans who are sleeping out on the street, and we can develop a psyché which is, ‘I don’t have to worry about them, all I have to worry about is myself, I need to make another five billion dollars.’

Now, setting aside Sander’s politics, we must admit that he does seem to genuinely care about the well-being of others. In his frame of mind, he views himself as a very moral person who does not like to see kids go hungry or veterans sleeping on the street. These are, of course, good things. But, what the candidate fails to realize is that there is no rational basis for these beliefs in his worldview.

Sanders denies the triune God of Scripture, and “believes in god in his own way,” stating that it “means that all of us are connected, all of life is connected, and that we are all tied together.” (source)

Without the Biblical God, there can be no objective standard of morality. The reality is, Sanders has no reason to “worry about them.” In fact, his worldview should be quite the opposite. He should be willing to do whatever it takes to advance himself and ensure his own survival. The success and well-being of others does nothing but take away from resources that Sanders could otherwise use for himself. One could argue that the effects of this worldview do show through in Sander’s stance on abortion – which ends the lives of children who would take needed resources and time from the mother.

However, one must ask why Sanders does not apply this logic uniformly across all issues, killing the elderly, handicapped, and disabled as well.

Thank God, that Bernie Sanders – and many other secularists – do not act 100% consistently with their worldview.

Eric Author Image Eric is a blogger, videographer, designer, and full-time missionary with Rooftop Missions. While in the US, he works to raise support to help fund pastors and orphanages in closed countries. When he is traveling internationally, he provides leadership training for national pastors, as well as documenting the trips through photography and video. To partner with Eric financially, click here.


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