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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.
    We have already voted for several virtual atheists. Hillary goes to church 2-3 times every election cycle...and thats the extent of her religious belief. Obama went to church in Chicago because thats what the popular black folk did in Chicago.

    Id vote for an atheist if his or her policies were fiscally responsible and had a positive impact on the economy, if they were a strong leader, and accepted responsibly their role as commander in chief.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What does an atheist base his morals on besides mans law?
    Where do you think "gods laws" came from?

    Human morality is rooted in our intelligence and empathy, that doesn't vanish just because one doesn't believe in your god.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    A "like" and oh so true..particularly in the land of Islam.......here....not much of a problem, IMO.
    I think it's very much a problem here. Why is gay marriage still not legal in most places? The religious right claiming god hates gays. Look around, there are sin laws all over the place, like counties that are dry or where you can't buy alcohol on sundays.

    Religion has no place in government whatsoever, and we have presidents telling us god wanted them to be president.

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What does an atheist base his morals on besides mans law?
    I base mine on being a good person and doing no harm. I don't need the threat of eternal hellfire to keep me in line, I inherently recognize that life is precious and that harming your fellow man is bad.

    So in short, I base the entirety of my morality on the golden rule.
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    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    You just don't seem to want honest conversation so I have no time for you, not an insult but an observation.
    I was trying, but you ran off when presented with your own argument. It's hard to have a conversation when one runs away like that.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    You don't have to believe in Jesus to agree with the golden rule
    I have a theory on that. To me if you adhere to Christian values you are by default a Christian, you just don't realize it. I don't buy this crap that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, blah blah blah.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What does an atheist base his morals on besides mans law?
    Do you need to believe in God in order to care about other human beings, to be responsible, etc.? I'm an agnostic, as is my wife, and we have two sons who are agnostics as well (although we always told them that it was up to them to believe in God, etc.), and both have moral compasses that any parent, Christian or atheist, would be proud of. What do they base their morals on do you think?

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have a theory on that. To me if you adhere to Christian values you are by default a Christian, you just don't realize it. I don't buy this crap that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, blah blah blah.
    Umm if you believe there is no god how can you be Christian?

    *edit* the golden rule was not an invention of Jesus either it has been around much longer and espoused by many religions

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Rule
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    I suspect it works for you because when you start to pray you believe it'll help and you (not some deity) make things happen (instead of wallowing in self pity) ...
    The psychological theory is always there but it doesn't feel that way to me.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have a theory on that. To me if you adhere to Christian values you are by default a Christian, you just don't realize it. I don't buy this crap that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, blah blah blah.
    Christianity revolves around the acceptance of the one true god and that jesus is our savior come from heaven to forgive your sins. That's the definition. If you don't believe in Jesus and God and all that, then you cannot be Christian even if you share similar morality. Furthermore, the morality reflected in Christianity is just the morality that evolved in our Western cultures and that we wrote into our religions for societal reinforcement.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I have a theory on that. To me if you adhere to Christian values you are by default a Christian, you just don't realize it. I don't buy this crap that you have to accept Jesus Christ as your personal lord and savior, blah blah blah.
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    I've got to say that it is shadenfreudalicious to see the rich and famous fucquewads on the coast suffering from the fires.

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