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.
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.
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.
A president's religious beliefs do matter to me, but nowhere near as much as his political platform.
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"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
ďReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.Ē
-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory
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.
Cause I want whiskey when I'm sick, and a woman when I'm well
But it's nice to have them both sometimes when I feel like raising Hell!
I wish every candidate answered questions about his religious beliefs with "that's private, and it's not germane".