Yes, I would, his beliefs shouldn't matter
No, he needs to believe in God, even if he agrees with me
They created a separation of church and state, not a secular state.Myth: The Founders intended a secular, not Christian, nation.
Fact: Even after ratifying the Constitution, fully half the state governments endorsed specific Chris*tian denominations. And just a day after approving the First Amendment, forbidding the establishment of religion, Congress called for a national “day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to acknowledge “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”
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Depends on the definition of secular.Originally Posted by Jerry
See, I was expecting this.
If by "excepting the religious parts of social conservatism", you mean you would also include within that nods to the positive effects of religion in society and so forth, then no, I would not vote for an atheist.
I would, however, vote for an atheist that included enough nods to social conservatism that also included religious conservatism.
I am not a religious person myself, but I seem to be on the opposite side of the fence with the more agnostic and atheistic voters, simply because I am a religious utilitarian.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Keep Your Dogma Out of Politics. That should be the damn motto! I don't care if you are a Christain, Atheist, Pagan or are bowing down to a Noodle! Leave the religion where it belongs: in private and fix this Country.
~Following My Own Flow~