Indian-origin US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy on Saturday opened up about his Hindu religion and highlighted the teachings he received and the values he believes in. Speaking at ‘The Family Leader’ forum organized by The Daily Signal platform in Des Moines, Iowa, Ramaswamy said it was his faith that gave him freedom and propelled his presidential campaign.
“Faith is what gives me my freedom. My faith is what led me to this presidential campaign… I am a Hindu. I believe that there is one true God. I believe that God created us Each is put here for a purpose. My faith teaches us that we have a duty, a moral duty, to realize that purpose. They are God’s instruments who work through us in different ways, but We are still equal because God resides in each of us. That is the core of my faith,” Ramaswamy said.
He shared a 5-minute long video of his response, ex, on Twitter and said, “Last night I was asked about my Hindu faith. I answered honestly.”
Last night I was asked about my Hindu faith. I answered honestly. pic.twitter.com/5SwXfoCY5J
– Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRAmaswamy) 18 November 2023
Indian-American entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy drew parallels between the teachings of Hinduism and Christianity while sharing his intention to promote shared values for the benefit of the next generation.
Elaborating on his upbringing he said, “I grew up in a traditional household. My parents taught me that family is the foundation. Respect your parents. Marriage is sacred. “Abstinence first is the way to go. Adultery is wrong. Marriage is in the middle.” A man and a woman. Divorce is not just a preference that you choose…you get married before God and you take an oath to God and to your family.”
The Republican candidate drew parallels between Hindu and Christian religions, saying he believes the values they teach are God’s and he would stand up to protect them if elected US president.
“I went to Christian high school. What did we learn? We learned the 10 commandments. We read the Bible. Scripture class. God is real. There is one true God. Do not take His name in vain. Honor your parents. Lies. Don’t speak. Don’t steal. Don’t commit adultery. What I learned at that time is that these values are familiar to me. They don’t belong to Hindus. But, they don’t belong to Christians either. They actually belong to God. And I These seem to be the values that underpin this country,” Ramaswami added.
“Can I be a president who promotes Christianity across the country? I can’t…I don’t think we should have that president of the United States doing that…but will I stand up for those shared values ? Can I do that? I promote them in the examples we set for the next generations? You’re absolutely right, I will! Because it’s my duty,” said the Ohio-based bio-tech entrepreneur. .
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