View Poll Results: Would you vote for or consider voting for an Atheist for any public office?

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I like it, very good. I'll have to remember it, but at my age CRS has already set in. Let me write that down.
    I hear you ... I'm happy if I can get up from a chair on my first try ...

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Then I guess you either don't believe in the bible or have simply never read it. Jesus said the only way to heaven is through him. If you don't accept christ as your savior, you are NOT a christian.
    As I said I don't take the bible literally.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil900 View Post
    When I thought about doing this poll, I thought that most Americans still wouldn't. But the poll I looked up to post this has apparently changed that information:
    Majority Of Americans Would Vote For An Atheist For President (POLL)

    I would like to ask as a DP poll though, would you vote for or consider voting for an Atheist in any public office, not just the Presidency.

    As a discussion point, I believe there are six states that do not allow Atheists to hold public office, even though that is against the US constitution.

    Also as an Atheist, my vote is naturally yes.
    Its 2013, we should be open to any religion in the Oval Office, including Atheism.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    when we have hope, we're more likely to act ... praying to a God works for you and that's cool ... but please don't tell people who don't believe in God that they don't have a moral compass ... seriously, think about it ...
    Let me try this on you. There is an unseen force that makes a compass always point north, we know what that force is and how it works. What if we have a moral compass in our souls that is operated by an unseen force that we don't understand or know how it works. If you shut off communication with that source the compass won't work just like if you refuse to look at a directional compass. You can guess which way is north and you may or may not be right just like you can guess at what is good or evil but you may not be right. Just a thought.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I think there are quite a few very nice messages within the bible and there's quite a bit of shared morality, but to be Christian I'm pretty sure you have to believe in Christ, and not just as some dude but THE dude. Seems part and parcel to the whole thing.
    Jesus was here, that is historical fact, the question is was he God incarnate.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Didn't even bother reading the wiki did you?
    It was in the code of Hammurabi, Plato in the Republic, Epicurius, Seneca etc.
    I'll check it out.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil900 View Post
    Also as an Atheist, my vote is naturally yes.
    Ditto. I'd probably have a lot of respect for a candidate who owned up to being an atheist, all things considered. Of course, I'm not going to vote for someone just because of that. In general, religion doesn't factor into my decision at all unless the person actively campaigns on a platform to impose his or her religious morality on me.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Let me try this on you. There is an unseen force that makes a compass always point north, we know what that force is and how it works. What if we have a moral compass in our souls that is operated by an unseen force that we don't understand or know how it works. If you shut off communication with that source the compass won't work just like if you refuse to look at a directional compass. You can guess which way is north and you may or may not be right just like you can guess at what is good or evil but you may not be right. Just a thought.
    it doesn't work for me, but if it does for you, that's what counts ... I also know that people who are not socialized appropriately don't have good moral compasses ... What does that tell you?

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Jesus was here, that is historical fact, the question is was he God incarnate.
    very true ... I have several cousins named Jesus and I can tell you that none of them are God incarnate, although one of them could be the devil incarnate ...

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    it doesn't work for me, but if it does for you, that's what counts ... I also know that people who are not socialized appropriately don't have good moral compasses ... What does that tell you?
    Try an experiment if you want. I have tried it several times because as I said every so often I get in an anti God mood due to all the suffering in the world, I feel like if there is a god F*** him. Then as things seem ever darker I try my morning prayer again and open the door and things just get better, it's really weird. Here is my prayer, try it or something similar for a week and try to mean it when you say it, consider it a scientific experiment.

    Thank you God for another day of this wonderful life you have given me, please help me think good thoughts do good things live in the now and stay strong.

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