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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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    . Next time do some better research before you start a worthless thread.
    The person who has posted countless absolutely moronic, fake polls that were nothing more than extreme partisan jabs at Obama is calling somebody else's thread worthless?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    The person who has posted countless absolutely moronic, fake polls that were nothing more than extreme partisan jabs at Obama is calling somebody else's thread worthless?

    oh my
    shhhhhhhhh he thinks his posts are fooling people
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    shhhhhhhhh he thinks his posts are fooling people
    Just thought I'd check in on my lunch break, told ya it was over.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Just thought I'd check in on my lunch break, told ya it was over.
    it was over as soon as you made that inane, retarded 100% false statement

    i just want to see if you are uneducated enough about this topic to double down on it and try to defend it
    run away from it and dodge it like you have been doing
    or
    simply man up, show integrity and admit you were wrong/made a mistake

    we are waiting, how in the world does "giving atheist rights takes away religious peoples rights"


    my money is on run away and dodge again
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    I agree just still surprised they ever existed. I like the idea someone else had that all laws etc should be reviewed every 25 years or so.
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    Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by AGENT J View Post
    Now Iím not an atheist myself and I know many atheists that do believe in religion just donít think anybody has it right but discrimination is discrimination and it amazed me that these things below are actually in state constitutions. I just learned this in another thread.
    The constitutions of these seven US states ban atheists from holding public office:

    Arkansas:
    "No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court."[81]

    Maryland:
    "That no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God; nor shall the Legislature prescribe any other oath of office than the oath prescribed by this Constitution.Ē[82]

    Mississippi:
    "No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state."[83]

    North Carolina:
    "The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God."[84]

    South Carolina:
    "No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution."[85]

    Tennessee:
    "No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."[86]

    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]

    An eighth state constitution discriminates against atheists by affording special protection to theists only.
    Pennsylvania:
    "No person who acknowledges the being of a God and a future state of rewards and punishments shall, on account of his religious sentiments, be disqualified to hold any office or place of trust or profit under this Commonwealth."[88]

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    Thatís appalling to me and the purest form of bigotry and discrimination IMO. SO Iím curious where you stand.
    Iíd love to see someone try to enforce this so it can be defeated and destroyed like it should, wonder if there are any recent cases of it.

    What do you think of the laws banning atheist from some offices?

    Iím against it
    it violates the constitution and should be removed
    itís discrimination
    itís bigotry
    itís disgusting
    I support this
    it does NOT violate the constitution and should stand
    itís NOT discrimination
    itís NOT bigotry
    itís righteousness
    I would call this evidence of past discrimination. While these laws are on the books, simply challenging them would result in their nullification. As it should be.

    Quote honestly I don't think we should waste time or energy on this. Just get some white out and fix the obvious unconstitutional law.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by stonewall50 View Post
    I would call this evidence of past discrimination. While these laws are on the books, simply challenging them would result in their nullification. As it should be.

    Quote honestly I don't think we should waste time or energy on this. Just get some white out and fix the obvious unconstitutional law.
    i partially agree, if theres been some ruling or referendum saying these laws just simply wont be enforced you are probably right why waste time.

    but then again since the laws are so mentally insane you would think the process would be very easy to remove them as the vast majority would just agree.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    It's called states rights.
    it's called inconsistency
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    I disagree with these state constitutions and laws, someone who is an atheist shouldn't have their philosophy barring them from a government office.

    However, is atheism a religion and protected? The constitution guarantees religious freedom and atheism isn't a religion. By law it appears that a state can deny people the ability to hold an office if they are a person who is not willing to accept that God exists. It's a state's rights issue, but I think it's wrong. I'm against it, but I also don't think such a practice violates the current US Constitution unless atheism becomes a protected religion or classified as one.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I disagree with these state constitutions and laws, someone who is an atheist shouldn't have their philosophy barring them from a government office.

    However, is atheism a religion and protected? The constitution guarantees religious freedom and atheism isn't a religion. By law it appears that a state can deny people the ability to hold an office if they are a person who is not willing to accept that God exists. It's a state's rights issue, but I think it's wrong. I'm against it, but I also don't think such a practice violates the current US Constitution unless atheism becomes a protected religion or classified as one.
    Do you honestly believe that the constitution only protects people who believe in god? Seriously?

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