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    Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    I wanted to see if religious people would vote for a president who shared all of his views on politics (excepting the religious points of social conservatism) but didn't believe in God.

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

    Sadly I think that an openly athiest president wouldn't be electable in the near future, even if he was overly-qualified for the position there are too many superstitious folks for that to happen.

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

    As long as he doesn't represent the same closed minded views that I read from most atheist's on the internet I would.

    I'm not sure why others concern themselves over the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) of others.

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

    A president's religious beliefs do matter to me, but nowhere near as much as his political platform.

    Voted yes.

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

    Unfortunately people are afraid of "the faithless" as atheists are often called. It is the unknown that scares them. Religion gives them something to believe in, they believe it is not unknown because it is hammered into them that it is truth, not unknown.

    "You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    I couldn't care less about the religious beliefs of politicians as long as they don't bring it into their politics. I would have no problem voting for an atheist.
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    Re: Vote for an atheist president (for religious people)

    Assuming they did share what I wanted from a President, I would vote for an atheist.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    As long as he doesn't represent the same closed minded views that I read from most atheist's on the internet I would.

    I'm not sure why others concern themselves over the religious beliefs (or lack thereof) of others.
    Exactly, it would depend. If he/she was as crazy antagonistic to religion as I've seen some (I do disagree that it's "most") be here, than no.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    I couldn't care less about the religious beliefs of politicians as long as they don't bring it into their politics. I would have no problem voting for an atheist.
    People use all sorts of things to inform their political policies. Liberals and conservatives both, in a sense, try to "force" their policies onto others who are unwilling. For example, liberals concerned about climate change want to use the force of law to make people conform to what they believe. How is religion any different than that?

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

    I wish every candidate answered questions about his religious beliefs with "that's private, and it's not germane".

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