View Poll Results: Does religion affect your vote?

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  • It is my main focus.

    1 1.49%
  • It is not the main focus but important.

    6 8.96%
  • It has some influence.

    7 10.45%
  • I mildly consider it.

    4 5.97%
  • I don't really care.

    19 28.36%
  • I think they spend to much time on this topic.

    10 14.93%
  • It is a distraction to me.

    4 5.97%
  • I wish the candidates were atheists.

    16 23.88%
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You'd vote for me?!?!?!??!

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    To what degree does religion affect the way you vote?
    It has some importance.I won't vote for someone who claims to be a christian,catholic,jewish or muslim if it was in name only in otherwords a liberal religious person.IF there lying about being religious IE some of these politcians who run around and claim to be of a particular faith but support things like abortion and gay marriage, then who knows what else they will lie to you about. I will vote for a atheist if he is upfront about being a atheist and doesn't bash religion. I would also vote for a jew,catholic, christian, or muslim if they were actually what they claimed to be. Because real/actual religious people are supposed to be influenced by their faith not kick it to the curb when they go vote.
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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    While I don't really care what a candidate's religion is, I voted "I wish the candidates were atheists", not because I care, but because I want them to act secularly while in office, at least in the pursuit of their jobs. What they do outside of their legislative offices is entirely up to them, but when they're representing me, I want a complete wall of separation between their religion and the state.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    I don't care if a politician is a "born again" Christian, as long as he can keep his affection under control...much like a Barney Frank..
    But, if he wears his beliefs on his sleeve, then....no vote.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    It's never been a problem for me so far but I can't say that someone's religious views would have no affect on my vote.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    I know that this is a question that always comes up about candidates. I wonder how much religion influences you when you make your way to the polling place.

    I know for me it means nothing. I would rather have a candidate that says he or she is an atheist then a believer. I know this is unlikely to happen in my lifetime here in the US.

    To what degree does religion affect the way you vote?
    I'm not sure what you're asking...my religion or the candidate's religion?

    If the candidate's religion doesn't render his outlook on policey to alien from my own, then I don't have an issue with it.

    That being said, I will never support an atheist.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That being said, I will never support an atheist.
    Even if their atheism doesn't render their outlook on policy alien from your own?

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Even if their atheism doesn't render their outlook on policy alien from your own?
    That's just the thing: it does.

    Atheists don't share a common understanding of the Natual Law premis because they reject the source of all rights. Since the source is rejected, the existance of the rights themselves falls into question.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's just the thing: it does.

    Atheists don't share a common understanding of the Natual Law premis because they reject the source of all rights. Since the source is rejected, the existance of the rights themselves falls into question.
    The same conclusions can be reached through different methods.
    The final results would be identical, but the methods are different.

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    Re: Does religion affect your vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The same conclusions can be reached through different methods.
    The final results would be identical, but the methods are different.
    I haven't seen it yet.

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