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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    A girl in my highschool: she is much humbler than me and much kinder. She helps others even if it may hurt her. She is atheist. I knew her for over a year before I knew she was atheist. Moral values aren't religion-exclusive.
    Maybe not. But I don't think I could trust a president who wasn't religious. So much of their personality that we see is fake. It's not like that girl who you knew for a year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Intelligence has nothing to do with morality.
    Intellect is indeed a major part of morality. It takes knowledge of right and wrong to know there is a right and wrong. Without intelligence, we'd all be sitting around throwing our poo and there would be no morality.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Maybe not. But I don't think I could trust a president who wasn't religious. So much of their personality that we see is fake. It's not like that girl who you knew for a year.
    That's pretty arrogant, stating that the non-religious cannot be honest.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Intellect is indeed a major part of morality. It takes knowledge of right and wrong to know there is a right and wrong. Without intelligence, we'd all be sitting around throwing our poo and there would be no morality.
    So more intelligent people are more moral?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's pretty arrogant, stating that the non-religious cannot be honest.
    Nah, I stated that politicians are plastic and fake. At least if they're religious, I know what they believe.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    So more intelligent people are more moral?
    Nope, but without intelligence you cannot develop a moral code. Intellect does not guarantee morality, but you cannot have morality without it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nah, I stated that politicians are plastic and fake. At least if they're religious, I know what they believe.
    Ahh OK, that didn't come through in the quote; but fair enough. Though we've made a habit of only voting for "religious" candidates, and perhaps you see the mess we're in now. Being religious is no guarantee of morality either.
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    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nah, I stated that politicians are plastic and fake. At least if they're religious, I know what they believe.
    How do you know they are not fake religious?
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Nope, but without intelligence you cannot develop a moral code. Intellect does not guarantee morality, but you cannot have morality without it.
    Well, you can if you never question authority, and there are people who do live that way.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, you can if you never question authority, and there are people who do live that way.
    Individually, yes. Human's have free will; they can choose not to exercise it. That's why collectively we've written it into religious text as well as other societal reinforces .
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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