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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    My position is that people of reason and rationality should be in positions of leadership. You find that stupid?

    I'd warn against calling me names, btw. I am sensitive.
    Many great minds throughout history have been religious.

    I don't think anyone worthy of consideration would say they were not men of reason.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Many great minds throughout history have been religious.
    Different times. Not to mention that the alternative was being burned alive.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    My position is that people of reason and rationality should be in positions of leadership. You find that stupid?
    First, you said that an atheist would be the ideal leader. Then, you said that a certain type of atheist would be an ideal leader. Now, you're saying that people of reason and rationality would be ideal leaders and then accusing me of saying that such people would be stupid when this is the first time you've mentioned that standard. You've changed the goal posts at least three times. Not a good look.

    Look, I don't know you, but I answered your question assuming that you were asking it in good faith. At this point, it's fairly clear that you were not. I'm not wasting my time anymore. I really, really don't want to engage in these sorts of unhealthy, unfruitful interactions anymore. My life is going to well to screw up my happiness with nonsense like this. Good luck.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Wouldn't an atheist president be the ideal choice to lead the country?
    No. An apatheist would be the best choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    In fact, shouldn't we require our elected officials to forsake religion in order to better serve us and uphold the separation of Church and State?
    That would be a rather flagrant violation of the First Amendment, as well as Article IV, Section 3.
    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 Amadeus View Post
    Different times. Not to mention that the alternative was being burned alive.
    I have this strange feeling that you are just making things up as you go along. Before the time of burning people alive for not believing there was great minds that were religious and after such point there was still great minds that were religious.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    No. An apatheist would be the best choice.



    That would be a rather flagrant violation of the First Amendment, as well as Article IV, Section 3.
    Whoops. Article VI, not Article IV.
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    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 ThePlayDrive View Post
    First, you said that an atheist would be the ideal leader. Then, you said that a certain type of atheist would be an ideal leader. Now, you're saying that people of reason and rationality would be ideal leaders and then accusing me of saying that such people would be stupid when this is the first time you've mentioned that standard. You've changed the goal posts at least three times. Not a good look.
    All three positions are more or less the same. Not sure where your hostility originates.

    Look, I don't know you, but I answered your question assuming that you were asking it in good faith. At this point, it's fairly clear that you were not. I'm not wasting my time anymore. I really, really don't want to engage in these sorts of unhealthy, unfruitful interactions anymore. My life is going to well to screw up my happiness with nonsense like this. Good luck.
    You sound angry, not happy.

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Wouldn't an atheist president be the ideal choice to lead the country? In fact, shouldn't we require our elected officials to forsake religion in order to better serve us and uphold the separation of Church and State?
    Are you a moon moon?

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I do not care what religion a president is even if he has none. What is important is where he stands on the issues that are important to me. Religion or non-religion is irrelevant. Separation of church and state is a phrase Chief Justice Warren dreamed up. It is not mentioned in the Constitution. I have no problem with a president who would come on TV lets say after 9-11 and say let's pray for those who were lost or he might say let's have a moment of silence for those who where lost or any variation of saying as long as it would start the healing process and pay respect.

    Now I do not expect a president to try to force his moral values on me or a president who would try to force his non-moral values on me. I want a president who will balance the budget and get this countries back on solid financial ground.
    Well said, Pero! Most people who are interested in religion go to the church, mosque, etc to hear about religion...they do not look to DC for that. Most of us want a POTUS who does the job he was elected to do, and that means lead the Country, with the help of Congress, and get things done! Our infrastructure is in sad shape, our debt is steadily climbing, more and more people are falling behind, so there is plenty to keep everyone busy! I suggest they get to it!

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    Re: An Atheist President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I have this strange feeling that you are just making things up as you go along. Before the time of burning people alive for not believing there was great minds that were religious and after such point there was still great minds that were religious.
    I'm not making anything up. Throughout most of human history, atheists, infidels, and non-believers were dealt with harshly. Intellectuals often had to frame their discoveries/ideas in the context of religion in order to avoid torture or death, and often that did not save them. Many intellectuals were genuinely religious, but as I said, those were the times. The universe was much smaller.

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