Vivek Ramaswamy: I’m A Hindu Not A Fake Convert
said he was not a ‘fake convert’ and wouldn’t lie to ramp up his political career.
“If I wanted to map out my political career and solve it for now, I could fake convert. I’m not going to do that. I’m going to tell you about my faith,” he said.
“My upbringing was quite conventional. My parents taught me that marriages are sacred, families are the cornerstone of society, abstinence before marriage is a viable option when things don’t work out, and adultery is wrong. that enjoying life’s pleasures requires giving something up. Are those values not from elsewhere?” the presidential candidate added.
Ramaswamy emphasized that there is only one true god and highlighted the values of his faith.
He said, “There’s one true God. Don’t take his name in vain. Observe the Sabbath. Respect your parents. Don’t kill. Don’t lie. Don’t cheat, don’t steal. Don’t commit adultery. Don’t covet. That’s when it hit me. We share the same value set in common. There’s another core teaching in my faith, which is that we don’t get to choose who God works through. God chooses who God works through.”
He added, “Based on my religious beliefs, I understand that every person is here for a reason, and it is our moral obligation to fulfill that reason because God lives within each of us, even though God works through us in various ways, we are all equal.”
Other Indian American Republicans, Nikki Haley and Bobby Jindal are converts from Sikhism and Hinduism. Media reports say Ramaswamy was referencing this.