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Old 11-22-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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He didn't. That would hurt his political career. But I still think it's clear he's a "closet atheist" despite "official statements" to the contrary.
Rather doubtful. He may be a closet Deist like the principle founding fathers but he's not an atheist. Of course we Deists are commonly accused of being atheists by ignorant Christians when we - like atheists - use reason, logic and historical/scientific facts to tear apart The Bible and Christian theology.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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to high public office?

I don't know if it has been discussed here before but I was just thinking that I would be more comfortable with a professed non believer politician who could come up with good ideas/solutions.
Not that I would vote for somebody just because they were a non believer.
I am sure I have voted for some that were faux believers.
I just find it disturbing that some politicians might be asking for Gods help in problem solving.
No way, not in this current climate. I am really starting to doubt whether anything but a protestant Christian could be elected to high office.
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Old 11-24-2010, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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So everyone has said no. Apparently no one read your post, Mythunderstood:




"In a statement issued Monday, the 75-year-old Stark added that, "like our nation's founders, I strongly support the separation of church and state. I look forward to working with the Secular Coalition to stop the promotion of narrow religious beliefs in science, marriage contracts, the military and the provision of social services."
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Well I meant "no" for President. And I think for most of the country an Atheist couldn't be elected to Congress either. Certainly not down here in the south.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:02 PM
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Well I meant "no" for President. And I think for most of the country an Atheist couldn't be elected to Congress either. Certainly not down here in the south.
Certainly not all believers are unintelligent just as not all non believers are intelligent.
So our political system is being manipulated/ chosen by a majority of voters who in the eyes of non believers are being influenced by the church.Does that make any sense or did I not explain it correctly? Also is it a correct assumption that most non believers tend to be liberal or at least lean left?
I am new to this board and honestly have never given much thought about Atheism. I just don't go to church or believe like my mother taught me to.
I just never realized that so many seem to not believe just as I don't believe.
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Old 11-24-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Victoria, BC.
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Elected non believers circa 2008...

America’s top elected atheists | michaelnugent.com
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Certainly not all believers are unintelligent just as not all non believers are intelligent.
So our political system is being manipulated/ chosen by a majority of voters who in the eyes of non believers are being influenced by the church.Does that make any sense or did I not explain it correctly? Also is it a correct assumption that most non believers tend to be liberal or at least lean left?
I am new to this board and honestly have never given much thought about Atheism. I just don't go to church or believe like my mother taught me to.
I just never realized that so many seem to not believe just as I don't believe.
Welcome to the forum!

The non believers here have one thing in common. They don't believe in gods. Many are liberal, some are not.

IMHO, we are perceived as liberal or leftist because of a live and let live attitude. I consider myself a moderate.
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