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 DiAnna View Post
    Just because a person does not believe in the tenants of a specific religion does not mean that they are unable to represent the best interest of the state and its people, any more than a person who does believe in the tenants of a specific religion will automatically represent the best interest of the state and its people. How many fine, upstanding religious politicians have we seen mired in the scandals of adultery, fraud, greed, bribery, and dishonesty?

    The one thing nearly all atheists agree upon is a firm and scrupulous support of the constitutional right of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice, be that religion Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or no religion at all. It wasn't atheists marching with hateful signs to protest the building of mosques in NYC, Tennessee, and other places around the country. It was the staunchly religious, who were all for the freedom of religion so long as only their own religion was covered.
    Seems to me that is for the people of that state to decide not you or anyone in DC.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Just because a person does not believe in the tenants of a specific religion does not mean that they are unable to represent the best interest of the state and its people, any more than a person who does believe in the tenants of a specific religion will automatically represent the best interest of the state and its people. How many fine, upstanding religious politicians have we seen mired in the scandals of adultery, fraud, greed, bribery, and dishonesty?

    The one thing nearly all atheists agree upon is a firm and scrupulous support of the constitutional right of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice, be that religion Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, Hinduism, Buddhism, or no religion at all. It wasn't atheists marching with hateful signs to protest the building of mosques in NYC, Tennessee, and other places around the country. It was the staunchly religious, who were all for the freedom of religion so long as only their own religion was covered.
    " scrupulous support of the constitutional right of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice"
    Ha good one. You mean like them putting down christmas toy drives in schools just because they are backed by a religious organization?
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Yes, it did, pretty definitively. Federal law supersedes state law, doesn't it?
    Technically but it is closer to "some of the time/when it works best for politicians" for example, weed is legal in colorado, and state police wont arrest you for smoking it, but us marshals and fed police will. Its that light balance that messes with people.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Interesting how Obama picks and chooses which laws he will enforce and ignore.
    Ha don't all politicians?
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    " scrupulous support of the constitutional right of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice"
    Ha good one. You mean like them putting down christmas toy drives in schools just because they are backed by a religious organization?
    Not familiar with that practice. I am familiar with Westboro Baptist Church. So I guess just because some assholes are religious, that doesn't mean all of them are. Surprise!!

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Not familiar with that practice. I am familiar with Westboro Baptist Church. So I guess just because some assholes are religious, that doesn't mean all of them are. Surprise!!
    for the uninformed:
    Poor Richard's News - School cancels Christmas toy drive for needy children after atheist group threatens to sue
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    So you're one of those people who insist that all atheists are exactly alike, but distance yourself from religious whackos who picket veteran funerals and burn Korans in the parking lot, right? Can we spell "hypocrite"?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJB3333 View Post
    " scrupulous support of the constitutional right of all Americans to practice the religion of their choice"
    Ha good one. You mean like them putting down christmas toy drives in schools just because they are backed by a religious organization?
    How is a government school supporting a specific religious organization exercising freedom of religion? Whose religious freedom is restricted by ending the practice?

    On the other hand, giving official support to one religious group is an endorsement of particular religious beliefs.
    Therefore, since the world has still/Much good, but much less good than ill,
    And while the sun and moon endure/Luck's a chance, but trouble's sure,
    I'd face it as a wise man would,/And train for ill and not for good.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Has anyone actually been barred from office for being an atheist? There are still laws on the books that you can't drive more than 5 mph and someone has to walk in front with a warning flag.

    Joko, there's a few states that have a very sneaky way of saying if you don't believe in god...then you can't run. It's no surprise. We still live in a world that doesn't particularly care for diversity. Societies apparently can't get past cultural or other types of clicks.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Seems to me that is for the people of that state to decide not you or anyone in DC.
    I believe its for the people, not governments at any level, to decide at the voting booth.

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