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Old 05-02-2012, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Hopefully, never. Belief in God is enshrined in the California constitution. From the Preamble:

"We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution."

The same is true of most state constitutions. The founders of this country and our respective states agreed that belief in God was necessary for good citizenship. I think we Californians need to get back to our roots.
It depends what district we're talking about.

I suspected the late Tom Lantos was an atheist, as he said religion played no role in his life. Given that his district was composed of parts of San Francisco and parts of northern San Mateo County, I don't think the voters in his district would have minded if he came out. Likewise, if Jackie Speier - who represents the same district now - was an atheist, or Pelosi was an atheist, or if Henry Waxman was an atheist, and made their atheism public, I don't think they'd have anything to lose. OTOH, if Jim Costa, Tom McClintock, or Kevin McCarthy came out as atheists, they'd risk alienating many of their constituents. Maxine Waters and Barbara Lee would, too.

Contrary to assumptions about certain ethnic groups and religiosity, it appears that voters in Hayward and San Leandro don't mind being represented by Stark.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:57 PM
 
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Hopefully, never. Belief in God is enshrined in the California constitution. From the Preamble:

"We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure and perpetuate its blessings, do establish this Constitution."

The same is true of most state constitutions. The founders of this country and our respective states agreed that belief in God was necessary for good citizenship. I think we Californians need to get back to our roots.
And yet I have challenged you many times to find a flaw in my citizenship in spite of my lack of belief in god. I have out served you, out performed, and out sacrificed you in every respect of citizenship. And millions of other non-believers have as well. Your premise is based on your fear-based fantasies that your god will favor you -- and not on any real concern for your fellow mankind -- as you so often demonstrate by your condemnations of other folks whose only "failings" are that they don't conform to your religious doctrinal behavior sets.
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:31 PM
 
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Sounds like another liberal wack job to me. Same as the rest of the gang that has brought California to the moral and financial brink. Is he any different than Obama?
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Sounds like another liberal wack job to me. Same as the rest of the gang that has brought California to the moral and financial brink. Is he any different than Obama?
"moral brink"?
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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Thank God that the Almighty God comes in lots of different flavors.

Catholic, Protestant, Baptist, Hindu (OK I'll give you the multi deism thing), Buddhist, Islam, and probably a few hundred others that I am either unaware of or too lazy to list.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:10 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I find it odd that the the nation that is in many ways the most scientifically advanced nation, is still run on superstition.

If we are going to suffer ourselves to be run by superstition, the least we could do is adopt the Hopi Way. They will still be here with their old religion when Jehovah is in the dust bin with Zeus.
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Old 05-02-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Yup, I wanna get back to my roots, and feel we should ALL be worshipping Horus, Isis and the gang. And let's not forget Bastet, she's my fav. MEOW....
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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One of my favorite flavors: Jainism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Now, if I got back to 3/4 of my roots, then shamanism and ancestor worship would be the way to go!

And as for the other 1/4, that would be worshipping Kali and Vishnu!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:32 AM
 
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I'd like a crystal ball. It wouldn't hate me because I'm beautiful...or Gay!

It's that pink feather boa.....
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