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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    non religious philosophies as well
    Such as?

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    As long as they're not militant about it, sure.

    (I wouldn't want a militant religious person, either.)
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Would I vote for an atheist? I probably have already.


    They just couldn't come right out and say so in public.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post

    that's right, and it wasn't based on a belief in God ... tell me something ... if we had absolute proof today that there was no God, would your moral compass change?
    That is a hypothetical that I just can't get ,my head around right now. I have enjoyed this conversation with a couple of you guys but I have to get to work.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Such as?
    Didn't even bother reading the wiki did you?
    It was in the code of Hammurabi, Plato in the Republic, Epicurius, Seneca etc.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Given the fact that "Christian" leaders all around the world have taken bribes, had affairs, targeted innocents, rigged elections etc...Yeh I think i'm ok with an Atheist
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'll mull it over. I'm just going by atheist I know IRL but that of course is anecdotal evidence.
    thank you ... let me add that although I'm an agnostic, in my life some of the most extraordinary people I've known have been deeply religious people who have dedicated their lives to helping others in the name of a deity, and they've also managed to respect and embrace those who didn't believe as they did, including atheists ... religion is a very personal thing and that's one reason I don't want it in politics ... when presidential candidates have to discuss their religious beliefs with some pastor, it turns my stomach ... I don't need to know their religious beliefs, just their positions on a wide range of issues ...

    I took a trip to the Amzon once and they took us to a meeting with some missionaries who had brought some modern things, including medicine, to Indians that made their lives better ... that was good, but it came with a price tag -- the Indians had to convert to Christianity and the missionaries had them believing that there was a connection between Christianity and these "things" ... I got into a heated discussion with them ... there was one funny part ... one of our guides was a guy from Belgium and he whispered to me that I was wasting my time, but at one point, one of the missionaries said that these Indians were afraid to go out at night before they had arrived ... at this point the guide had had enough, and blurted out - "People in New York are afraid to go out at night too!"

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cecil900 View Post
    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.
    No. Atheist are not fit to hold office. Our rights are from God. And since our rights come from God man cannot take them away. But when people stop believing that our rights come from God they start believing that our rights are "granted" by the state. And if the state can "grant" rights it can take those rights away. Atheist will have no philosophical aversion to stripping us our our individual, God-given rights.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post

    That is a hypothetical that I just can't get ,my head around right now. I have enjoyed this conversation with a couple of you guys but I have to get to work.
    go in peace ...

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    Given the fact that "Christian" leaders all around the world have taken bribes, had affairs, targeted innocents, rigged elections etc...Yeh I think i'm ok with an Atheist
    Change that to "religious" and I'm with you. There's nothing distinctly Christian about being corrupt.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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