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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Notice how the visible ones all went out of business and that the biggest purveyors all have gods conveniently located in "heaven". There are good reasons for this but this is not the right thread for them.

    I seriously doubt that any modern Presidents actually "believe" in anything but it's something you have to be in order to be electable. The actions completely contradict the purported beliefs. How convenient.



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    There is no requirement that a deity be invisible by definition. God was once a burning tumbleweed or sumpin' and a black guy who looked just like Morgan Freeman.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Notice how the visible ones all went out of business and that the biggest purveyors all have gods conveniently located in "heaven". There are good reasons for this but this is not the right thread for them.

    I seriously doubt that any modern Presidents actually "believe" in anything but it's something you have to be in order to be electable. The actions completely contradict the purported beliefs. How convenient.
    if by "modern presidents" you mean "modern democratic presidents" I agree.....

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    I'm an equal opportunity basher.


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    if by "modern presidents" you mean "modern democratic presidents" I agree.....

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'm an equal opportunity basher.
    Well i just believe the Bush duo and Reagan were people of some faith, as twisted as it may have been at times.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    That's how we started out, with people like Jefferson and Madison.

    l didnt claim USA was built on religious values
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    Re: An Atheist President?

    I'd vote for an atheist candidate, or I would if their political views matched up with mine. I guess it would be better to say I wouldn't NOT vote for a candidate because he was an atheist.

    Personally, I don't worry about a president's religious views too much, unless it's obvious that their decision making is extremely dependent on those religious views.
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    Re: An Atheist President?

    How can you have some faith? That's more like fraud or self-delusion. If you think that a god is watching you and judging you, it would be improbable that you could order people to their deaths or many of the other things they do for money and power. God isn't a part-time concept. Particularly a well defined, heavily chronicled god like the major religions offer in modern times. Some of the very early gods were more specialized or more flexible. At best, they might be agnostics.

    Maybe.



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    Well i just believe the Bush duo and Reagan were people of some faith, as twisted as it may have been at times.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    How can you have some faith? That's more like fraud or self-delusion. If you think that a god is watching you and judging you, it would be improbable that you could order people to their deaths or many of the other things they do for money and power. God isn't a part-time concept. Particularly a well defined, heavily chronicled god like the major religions offer in modern times. Some of the very early gods were more specialized or more flexible. At best, they might be agnostics.

    Maybe.
    Not so sure about that. Politicians, by and large, are professional liars. Aside from that, human beings are well-equipped to both deceive and allow themselves to be deceived. Telling yourself the same lie over and over is just as effective as telling others the same lie over and over.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    How can you have some faith? That's more like fraud or self-delusion. If you think that a god is watching you and judging you, it would be improbable that you could order people to their deaths or many of the other things they do for money and power. God isn't a part-time concept. Particularly a well defined, heavily chronicled god like the major religions offer in modern times. Some of the very early gods were more specialized or more flexible. At best, they might be agnostics.

    Maybe.
    You assume that God would necessarily have to be perceived as a deity that likes good. That Old Testament God was a pretty kick ass, take no prisoners kind of God.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    You assume that God would necessarily have to be perceived as a deity that likes good. That Old Testament God was a pretty kick ass, take no prisoners kind of God.
    You can't really take that as your model if you're Christian. The god of the Old Testament was the god of the covenant. Jesus, to Christians, replaced that with a new covenant.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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