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 sawyerloggingon View Post
    So demonstrate it then.
    Is there anywhere in the country where there is a law or constitution that clearly states that no religious person is allowed to hold office?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    State elected officials are not in any office or public trust under the United States?
    No, there are state elected officials and United States elected officials and they are two different things. This is not just my opinion this is fact as evidenced by the reality that states are requiring a religion litmus test and there has been no reaction by the fed. You are clutching at straws here, the constitution went out of it's way to delineate a difference between state and fed regulations.

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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.
    Well, it's possible for an atheist I think. US Rep. Ellis out of Minnesota was sworn into office using a Quran. A lot of people didn't think that would ever happen, but it did.

    Times are changing for some...others are leaving claw marks.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Is there anywhere in the country where there is a law or constitution that clearly states that no religious person is allowed to hold office?
    The question has no bearing on this issue and is irrelevant.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Perhaps the civil war would have better served us all if it was fought to free the ignorant...from their ignorance, bigotries, and prejudices.
    Too Nebulous.

    What you really meant to say is "Perhaps the civil war would have better served us all if it was fought to enslave freedom fighters with political correctness principles".

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The question has no bearing on this issue and is irrelevant.
    Says the guy who brings up state rights and oil drilling. The topic is atheists being by law not allowed to to serve public office in seven states (and are left in a strange limbo in an eighth). Maybe you've forgotten which thread you're in. The point is the discrimination you like to point to against Christians doesn't exist, while it exists in name against atheists.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    We'd be better off to have them swear on the Constitution.


    and then demonstrate a knowledge of what is in it.
    Ditto...now that is funny. "Demonstrate a knowledge of what is in it? Because somebody is atheist...there's a likelihood they don't know what's in the Constitution?

    Surely you jest...

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Says the guy who brings up state rights and oil drilling. The topic is atheists being by law not allowed to to serve public office in seven states (and are left in a strange limbo in an eighth). Maybe you've forgotten which thread you're in. The point is the discrimination you like to point to against Christians doesn't exist, while it exists in name against atheists.
    I agree it is discrimination against atheist but it is as of now perfectly legal so if you don't like it write your congressman and have him author a law against it. It would be interesting to see exactly who would have the balls to do that in this mostly religious country.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Actually they do have the right to stop an atheist from running, you just don't like it. To bad so sad, write your congressman and get him to author a new law.
    No, you have no right to exert that force against another. You don't have to vote for them, but you cannot steak their political freedoms just because you don't like who they are.
    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: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Ditto...now that is funny. "Demonstrate a knowledge of what is in it? Because somebody is atheist...there's a likelihood they don't know what's in the Constitution?

    Surely you jest...
    I don't think that was what he was getting at.

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