View Poll Results: What do you think of the laws banning atheist from some offices?

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  • Iím against it

    74 67.89%
  • it violates the constitution and should be removed

    70 64.22%
  • itís discrimination

    61 55.96%
  • itís bigotry

    47 43.12%
  • itís disgusting

    36 33.03%
  • I support this

    7 6.42%
  • it does NOT violate the constitution and should stand

    6 5.50%
  • itís NOT discrimination

    2 1.83%
  • itís NOT bigotry

    4 3.67%
  • itís righteousness

    6 5.50%
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Thread: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    They have the right to not vote for an atheist, they have no right to bar an atheist from running.
    Tell that to the Texas Legislature...if the following is correct:

    The following is from the OP...

    Texas:

    "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."[87]
    Aside from whatever the Texas Statutes say...

    Obviously...if a person running for office made it publicly known that he or she is atheist...then, you're 100% right, voters have control over which lever they pull or which name they punch.

    However, I'm a native Texan, been around a few decades...and nobody that I'm aware of has come forward as being an atheist candidate.

    Consequently, "as far as I know", there's been no legal challenge before the Texas Supreme Court of the US Supreme Court to rule or make a decision on such. I don't have a clue as to what this current US Supreme Court might say in this situation.

    If the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion...then I think it should also include freedom FROM religion as well.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It's called states rights.
    ...which these days is nothing more than code for the right to discriminate

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    ...which these days is nothing more than code for the right to discriminate
    Or the right to drill oil.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Atheist rights? I'm not sure really, giving atheist rights takes away religious peoples rights.
    As that is demonstrably untrue, and it is demonstrably true that it is atheists' rights that are taken away as illustrated by the OP, your post leaves me underwhelmed.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Why didn't you post it? Do I really have to go look myself?
    I did earlier in the thread.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    As that is demonstrably untrue, and it is demonstrably true that it is atheists' rights that are taken away as illustrated by the OP, your post leaves me underwhelmed.
    So demonstrate it then.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Well, Atheists have been discriminated against for a long time...predating our country. Just do what we all do if you want to hold office...fake it. "Yeah sure...I swear on the Bible." It wouldn't be the worst thing a future politician faked.
    Libertarian and Atheist...wow I'm a hated man.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    I did earlier in the thread.
    Sorry I didn't see it, I have just been responding to notifications, point is though that is about fed elected officials not state.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    No wonder you were afraid to post it, that is about federal politicians not state, we already discussed that.
    The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
    State elected officials are not in any office or public trust under the United States?
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AreteCourage View Post
    Well, Atheists have been discriminated against for a long time...predating our country. Just do what we all do if you want to hold office...fake it. "Yeah sure...I swear on the Bible." It wouldn't be the worst thing a future politician faked.
    We'd be better off to have them swear on the Constitution.


    and then demonstrate a knowledge of what is in it.
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