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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    So... Atheists generally aren't conservative because strict interpretations of law are absolutist, which requires a God?

    When I line up main line conservative beliefs and atheism I really can't figure anything that atheism would somehow prevent someone from believing in it.

    Exactly what conservative tenants do you think are most opposed to atheism?
    Well that would be the religious rights affinity for moral absolutism.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    I would vote for an atheist I agreed with on most of the important issues so long as it could be shown that they were not "anti-religion" zealots. One of the cornerstones of this country is freedom of religion, as long as an atheist were able to approach the issue with some modicum of respect and their other political stances were in line with my own, than yeah, I'd vote for the atheist.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Of course I would. I would 10x rather have a person in office who didn't believe in fairy tales.

    As it is though, atheist or not, politicians have to at least pretend to follow some kind of mythology, and I don't really concern myself with which mythology they follow. Whether they believe in the easter bunny or santa claus doesn't really matter to me. However, all other things being equal, if I had a choice between an atheist and a follower of mysticism, I'll take the atheist.
    I would rather take the one who I agreed the most with policy wise. Their religious views are secondary.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    A politician's religious beliefs is not something I take into account in deciding who to vote for. Therefore, I could and would vote for an atheist whose political philosophy I agreed with.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Hell no, unless the atheist was clearly superior to the believer.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I would vote for an atheist I agreed with on most of the important issues so long as it could be shown that they were not "anti-religion" zealots. One of the cornerstones of this country is freedom of religion, as long as an atheist were able to approach the issue with some modicum of respect and their other political stances were in line with my own, than yeah, I'd vote for the atheist.
    Ironically the Atheist is not respected by the religious. It would be a little much to expect respect from an Atheist when the religious are terribly discriminating. But otherwise if that wasn't the case I would agree. Freedom of religion includes freedom from religion. There are things that the religious do that are actually quite offending to non believers. Of course it is all based on some phantom that no one can quantify. Further religion has a thick collectivist mentality. For example drawing pictures of Muhammad is completely unacceptable to Islam and they feel even if you donít believe in their religion .. your still not allowed to draw this character. Further reasoning that religion should not indoctrinate children into their said cult whichever it is. Atheist in general find this very offending. So getting these groups to be civil with one another is a bit like trying to get oil and water mixed.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    It depends on his views. I wouldn't not vote for him because he is an atheist, but probably due to the values that most atheists hold.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Only if he is in line with MY political issues and philosophy, which is conservative. I don't give a **** if he is atheist, although I do think it's a good quality in a person to follow SOMETHING because he may think there is no greater power than he to hold himself accountable. But largely irrelevant. If he has this charles dawkins attitude "All religion is bad we are better off without it, re-educate people! do whatever we can to stop people from believing!", then, absolutely not.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    I don't consider someone's beliefs or lack of beliefs to be important in themselves. I try to go with the person who I think will do the best job at the time and who I agree with on the most issues. I also look at how much respect they have for other people's points of view. I don't think I could vote for someone who publicly stated that he felt all religious people were stupid or ignorant just as I don't think I could vote for someone who publicly stated that he felt all atheists were immoral or evil. All politicians should publicly show respect for even those beliefs that they don't agree with or actually privately respect.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I would rather take the one who I agreed the most with policy wise. Their religious views are secondary.
    Hence why I said, "all other things being equal".

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