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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Yes, I would vote for them but it would probably never happen that an atheist would want to shrink the size of the federal government giving back control to the states. For example if a state or local schools wanted the 10 commandments posted on the wall, then so be it because the fed doesn't have the right to interfere with what a state chooses to do so long as they don't harm others. Abortion and healthcare the list goes on and on...just don't see me and an atheist seeing eye to eye on much, maybe just the legalization of weed and that is about it....
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I've never met an atheist whom I found to be intolerant of the religious. He may have thought they were silly and superstitious, but always the tolerant gentleman. In addition, the atheists I know, and have known, had good sound moral principles (well, except for one, and he was just a plain old hedonist ).
    LOL! That is so true. I tend to be drawn to atheist and they tend to immerse to where they have taught me a thing or a lot about Paganism

    I find atheist are more intelligent than most and have a very strong concept on most faiths, religions and alt. religions.
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't know that they have to be, only that according to the founders of this country, they were.
    The founders of the country lived hundreds of years ago, and since then the political landscape has significantly shifted. I don't think that a clause in the Declaration of Independence should be the determinant of where our rights come from.

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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    The founders of the country lived hundreds of years ago, and since then the political landscape has significantly shifted.
    Ahh so an atheist president would try to rewrite our contry's history? Just another reasn not to vote for him.

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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinS View Post
    The founders of the country lived hundreds of years ago, and since then the political landscape has significantly shifted. I don't think that a clause in the Declaration of Independence should be the determinant of where our rights come from.
    Do you believe that the same argument applies to the Constitution?

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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    I voted "no."

    I can't think of anything that more defines a person's core values than his religious beliefs. It speaks to a person's character like nothing else can. Intelligent people, like you guys, sometimes forget that people, rather than policies, run our government.

    Policies are important. The human element is equally important.
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I voted "no."

    I can't think of anything that more defines a person's core values than his religious beliefs. It speaks to a person's character like nothing else can. Intelligent people, like you guys, sometimes forget that people, rather than policies, run our government.

    Policies are important. The human element is equally important.
    Religion itself doesn't tell anything about that person, honestly - getting to know them would. Learning their values and views - not just what they claim they believe in.

    I think the basics of religious beliefs are built on the most ridiculous and silly ideas - ever . . . the stuff that comes out of my Mom's mouth is just absolutely unbelievable to me that her, as an educated modern woman in this era, still believes what she believes. It is illogical.

    Now - in order to still see religious people for being capable of grounded intelligence: I have to overlook their religious views and pretend that they're still capable of being rational and showing a glimmer of common sense and reason.

    For me: religious beliefs are a problem . . . and yet I can manage to overlook it and I see that it has little impact on the conduct of many - we can take our running mates in the last year as an example.
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    It would depend on how he lived his life and his views on religion. Many atheist are militantly and obnoxiously anti-religious. If he was one of those who mock a belittle religion and religious people he has no chance. If he lived a good and reliavely moral life and his view was simply he didn't believe in God but respected others who do, I would consider it.

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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    I voted "no."

    I can't think of anything that more defines a person's core values than his religious beliefs. It speaks to a person's character like nothing else can. Intelligent people, like you guys, sometimes forget that people, rather than policies, run our government.

    Policies are important. The human element is equally important.
    Sadly religous belief does not always translate to moral values. There are a lot of judgemental Christians. I also know an atheist who couldn't have better moral values.

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