Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, where he cleverly deflected questions on his faith and refused to say he believed in God.
When host Jimmy Kimmel asked the self-described socialist, “You say you’re culturally Jewish. You don’t feel religious. Do you believe in God, and do you think that’s important to the people of the United States?” Sanders refused to answer.
Instead, Sanders turned the talk to income inequality, saying, “I am who I am and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about is that we’re all in this together. That I think it is not a good thing to believe that as human beings we can turn our backs on the suffering of other people.”
Sanders continued,“This is not Judaism. This is what Pope Francis is talking about — that we cannot worship just billionaires and the making of more and more money. Life is more than that.”
By refusing to say whether he believes in a God, did Bernie Sanders just out himself as an atheist? Watch and decide for yourself:
The Associated Press contributed to this article.