Politics Poll: Would You Vote For An Atheist (Everything Being Equal)?

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Would You Vote For An Atheist (Everything Being Equal)?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Maybe - and here's why

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  1. OV

    OV Rapscallion

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    Yes? No? Maybe So...?
     
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    Believing in fairy tales should be the absolute last qualification taken into account when deciding on who runs the country.
     
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    nearly.normal Well-Known Member

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    Or then again maybe it should be the first.....
     
  4. Dlist

    Dlist Well-Known Member VIP

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    Yes, I would vote for someone who doesn't believe in Fairy Tales.
     
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    :up:
     
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    Athiest cant get elected in this counttry, so even if you are one you have to claim a religion.
     
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    That is true...as a Country we aren't that evolved.
     
  8. MilkyDischarge

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    I would. They tend to be very principled and fact-based.
     
  9. OV

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    It's different strokes for different folks, so I can respect other's convictions but feel too many of our politicians wear their religions conveniently on their sleeves and as a crutch to avoid taking unpopular stands. Personally, I think I would prefer a candidate of conviction so long as it does not involve the Easter Bunny, immaculate conceptions in tubs filled with spermatazoa or alternative fanciful fables to 1001 Arabian Nights.
     
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    This is true:grad:

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    Where someone gains their strength from matters not to me. However, 42% of the country still won't vote for an atheist. That % is dwindling...fast. The U.S. is changing for the better.

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    Karl Rove is supposedly an Atheist. And he's a great man.
     
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    They also tend to be overtly emotional and aggressive regarding their "beliefs" and "facts." In my experience, and I say this as an atheist, most atheists were raised as religious kids who got angsty and aggressive toward their bible-thumping parents when they were going through their rebellious years and now have to take it out on the entire planet.
     
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    What a person does or doesn't do on Sunday mornings doesn't concern me.

    I wouldn't vote for a smug, elitist, science-worshiping atheist who refers to other people's beliefs as "fairy tales" but I wouldn't vote for a creationist who thinks "the jury is still out" on evolution, either.
     
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    There have been lots of atheists politicians in other countries.

    "Principled and fact-based" are not the first terms I'd use to describe them.
     
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    Fairy tales like "nothing is really something?"
     
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    I am an atheist.

    But that has nothing to do with how I vote.
     
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    You can believe in God and still be a total moron. You can be an atheist and know how to administer government at the executive level.
     
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    Of course.
     
  20. MilkyDischarge

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    Someone else mentioned something similar. I didn't have an "activist athiest" in mind. I was thinking of someone you wouldn't know is an athiest, like someone you don't know goes to church every Sunday and teaches bible classes.
    I had in mind the belief system that guides their actions, something more internal.