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    Re: An Atheist President?

    An Atheist President?
    We can only hope.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    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.
    But we were not discussing Christianity--just people of faith. Atheist does not mean "all non-Christians".

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    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.
    God 2.0, as it were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    But we were not discussing Christianity--just people of faith. Atheist does not mean "all non-Christians".
    The vast majority of American politicians who make public their religious affiliation profess Christianity.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    The vast majority of American politicians who make public their religious affiliation profess Christianity.
    Except for the Jews........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Except for the Jews........
    The Jews and the Muslims are why I didn't say "all American politicians."
    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?

    I don't expect my public officials to renounce their religions. I do expect them to govern in a secular manner, however.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea what I'm babbling about.

    Certainly, you can convince yourself of all sorts of things so yes, maybe they are, maybe not.

    My impression of the biblical god was that you had to follow the rules or he would smack your ass big-time. OTOH, if you followed the rules, everything would be soft and fluffy. But there were plenty of rules that got overlooked out of convenience.




    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I'll be the first to admit that I have no idea what I'm babbling about.

    Certainly, you can convince yourself of all sorts of things so yes, maybe they are, maybe not.

    My impression of the biblical god was that you had to follow the rules or he would smack your ass big-time. OTOH, if you followed the rules, everything would be soft and fluffy. But there were plenty of rules that got overlooked out of convenience.
    Depends on what half of the Bible you're following.
    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?

    Please explain more. My Biblical expertise is pretty limited. So which half is which?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Depends on what half of the Bible you're following.

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