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Old 11-05-2013, 06:55 AM
 
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1. Some voting poll places take place at church on Election Day - as a nonbeliever; would you be OK/comfortable walking into a church to vote?
OH NO!!!! IT burrrrrrns!!!!!
Seriously? I go to churches for weddings, funerals, and sometimes voting. I even take tours of historic churches, because some of them have amazing architecture.

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2. Would you rather live in officially Christian nation but still with freedom of religion (such as England, Norway, etc.) that has higher rate of atheism and less Christians/religious people, or officially a secular nation (such as the U.S) but with high rate of Christians/religious people?
Some European countries have advantages over the US in some ways, and the US has advantages over some European countries. I like where I live, so I'll just stay here.

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3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? If you celebrate Christmas; do you attend church service (whether for cultural, traditional, or fun reason, or because of spouse/family member)?
I do the turkey, stuffing, and pie thing on Thanksgiving. And I do the family, egg nog, mistletoe, gifts, and santa thing on Christmas.

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4. Would you seriously care if the government favored Christians and Christianity over another religion (such as only Christian presidents allowed, only Christmas and Christian decorations in public, only churches being tax exempt, only Christian prayers, crosses/crucifix in public, etc.)?

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Yes I would seriously care. The first amendment is there for a reason.
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Why is the other option Christianity? I knew Jesus was a false messiah long before I lacked faith in a supreme diety.

I have no problem going into a church (or synagogue, mosque, Quaker meeting house, temple..). Celebrate most holidays, but not Christian holidays. Jewish holidays are much more meaninful, even though I no longer believe in the tenants of Judaism. I consider myself Jewish as my prime identity before I consider myself agnostic or even American - so I would of course never support an official religion for the country I live in that leaves out my culture and traditions.
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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1. Some voting poll places take place at church on Election Day - as a nonbeliever; would you be OK/comfortable walking into a church to vote?

Sure, I could care less. It's just a building.

2. Would you rather live in officially Christian nation but still with freedom of religion (such as England, Norway, etc.) that has higher rate of atheism and less Christians/religious people, or officially a secular nation (such as the U.S) but with high rate of Christians/religious people?

Christian nation where people are over it and have moved on with reality. It's hard to rationalize with overly religious people. They're confused about the world.

3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? If you celebrate Christmas; do you attend church service (whether for cultural, traditional, or fun reason, or because of spouse/family member)?

I celebrate both, as well as Easter, as times to get the family together and enjoy our customs. Religion has never entered any of these holidays in my family, we never thought about going to a church. My family all left religion decades ago, as did all their friends.

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4. Would you seriously care if the government favored Christians and Christianity over another religion (such as only Christian presidents allowed, only Christmas and Christian decorations in public, only churches being tax exempt, only Christian prayers, crosses/crucifix in public, etc.)?

Of course. We're not a Christian nation, and Christianity is more of a hobby than something that should be shoved on everyone. What if we were a nation of people who HAD to go to basketball games once a week and everyone had basketball themed things up everywhere and you were shunned if you liked football. See how silly that seems? Same with preferring one religion over another - or thinking down on someone if they don't care at all for religion (or sports).

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: USA - midwest
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1. Some voting poll places take place at church on Election Day - as a nonbeliever; would you be OK/comfortable walking into a church to vote?

2. Would you rather live in officially Christian nation but still with freedom of religion (such as England, Norway, etc.) that has higher rate of atheism and less Christians/religious people, or officially a secular nation (such as the U.S) but with high rate of Christians/religious people?

3. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving and/or Christmas? If you celebrate Christmas; do you attend church service (whether for cultural, traditional, or fun reason, or because of spouse/family member)?

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4. Would you seriously care if the government favored Christians and Christianity over another religion (such as only Christian presidents allowed, only Christmas and Christian decorations in public, only churches being tax exempt, only Christian prayers, crosses/crucifix in public, etc.)?

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