View Poll Results: Should people who believe in fate be banned from government?

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Thread: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

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    Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Believing in fate suggests that some people are entitled to authority while others are obligated to endure punishment for no reason besides luck.

    Therefore, should fatalists be banned from government because they don't treat everyone as created equal?

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    No, people should not be banned from office for their philosophical or religious convictions.


    Now whether you should vote for such a person or not is a different question...

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Believing in fate suggests that some people are entitled to authority while others are obligated to endure punishment for no reason besides luck.

    Therefore, should fatalists be banned from government because they don't treat everyone as created equal?
    no. that would constitute a religious test and be unconstitutional.

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No, people should not be banned from office for their philosophical or religious convictions.


    Now whether you should vote for such a person or not is a different question...
    ...so you think arguments by stolen concepts should be permitted even if they threaten the downfall of civilization?

    For example, fatalism is acknowledged by free will, yet it denies free will.

    If free will is denied, then there is no premise by which civilization can be distinguished from a state of nature.

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    no. that would constitute a religious test and be unconstitutional.
    Would you please explain what's religious about fatalism?

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Would you please explain what's religious about fatalism?
    Some religions are fatalistic.

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    I don't think believing in fate is a good trait for a political leader. However, I exercise my preference in how I vote, not by trying to legally ban them from participating at all.

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    I don't think believing in fate is a good trait for a political leader. However, I exercise my preference in how I vote, not by trying to legally ban them from participating at all.
    What happens when your preference is weaker than anti-social preferences?

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    ...so you think arguments by stolen concepts should be permitted even if they threaten the downfall of civilization?

    For example, fatalism is acknowledged by free will, yet it denies free will.

    If free will is denied, then there is no premise by which civilization can be distinguished from a state of nature.
    Anybody can believe what they want and still serve in government so long as a majority of the electorate decide, for whatever reason, they are worth serving in government.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should People Who Believe in Fate be Banned from Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Anybody can believe what they want and still serve in government so long as a majority of the electorate decide, for whatever reason, they are worth serving in government.
    Whats that called anyway...democracy or something

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