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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Simple question, would you vote for a candidate if they were an atheist? Or would their atheism be a deal-breaker for you?
    It depends on their level of Atheism.
    If they are the militant "I AM AN ATHIEST AND YOU WILL BE ONE TOO!" type of person, then not just no, but hell no.

    If they are a, "I am an Athiest..... now moving on to **** that matters..." type of person, then yes I would vote for them if I agreed with the other **** they believed in.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    some documents show Thomas Jefferson was likely at least agnostic. So how can a non-believer get elected 200 years ago but now a days it is virtually impossible. Imagine the founding fathers dismay if they saw this.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    I'd prefer to vote for an atheist over someone who believes fairy tales are real and sets foreign policy accordingly. You think that's not a problem, look at Iran, which is pursuing nuclear weapons in hopes of killing infidels for their imaginary deity.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    some documents show Thomas Jefferson was likely at least agnostic.
    You've clearly never studied the life and writings of Thomas Jefferson. Please do so before you make a fool of yourself again.


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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You've clearly never studied the life and writings of Thomas Jefferson. Please do so before you make a fool of yourself again.
    Right, he was a deist.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    Right, he was a deist.
    Yes, there are indications in his writings that he doesn't believe in the divinity of Christ and views God as an entity that is more removed from humantiy than fundamental Christians believe. That's a far cry from agnostic.


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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Simple question, would you vote for a candidate if they were an atheist? Or would their atheism be a deal-breaker for you?

    Just to self-identify, I am a conservative Christian.

    If the choice was between a person who self-identified as Christian, but whose policy positions were contrary to my wishes; and a person who was a self-avowed atheist whose policy positions were largely in agreement with my own, I would vote for the atheist.

    If the choice was between two candidates whose policy positions were essentially identical, whose ONLY distinguishing characteristics were that one was atheist and one was a Christian, I would vote for the Christian. Reason? Absent any differences in policy positions, I would assume a co-religionist of mine would represent my intrests a little better than someone of no religion.

    If one candidate was an atheist and the other was a Sunni fundamentalist who wanted to institute Sharia, I'd vote for the atheist. Why? Because I would consider policy based on promoting Sharia to be contrary to my intrests.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You've clearly never studied the life and writings of Thomas Jefferson. Please do so before you make a fool of yourself again.
    I am not familiar with the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. I know he was responsible for the clause of separation of church and state. I am pretty sure I read before he was atheist? Your welcome to correct me on any of that. Not embarrassed to admit I don't know something.

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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    I am not familiar with the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. I know he was responsible for the clause of separation of church and state. I am pretty sure I read before he was atheist? Your welcome to correct me on any of that. Not embarrassed to admit I don't know something.
    He wasn't an atheist, he was a deist.
    He even wrote his own version of the bible, called the Jefferson Bible.
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    Re: Would you vote for an Atheist?

    If anyone is interested here is the wiki article.

    Jefferson Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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