Do we need more Atheists in political office?

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    Jan 28, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    I personally hated watching how in the inaguaration God was referred to so often and I hate how in politics in general religious arguments are given actual weight. Do you feel that there need to be more Atheists in political office or even just more non-Christians to balance it out?

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    Jan 28, 2013 11:01 PM GMT
    Yes.

    The so-called "Christians" and non-Christians alike all try to push their books' values into law.
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    Apparently open atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious politicians have it worst of all in the US because Americans are least likely to trust someone who doesn't believe in anything. At least that's often the impression I get.

    I find that frustrating as Europe has seen a number of prominent, non-religious politicians and leaders. Much of Asia seems pretty godless too for that matter.

    Edit: I think Americans would be least likely to trust Wiccans and pagans since most think they're Satanists anyway icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    nicodegallo saidApparently open atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious politicians have it worst of all in the US because Americans are least likely to trust someone who doesn't believe in anything. At least that's often the impression I get.

    I find that frustrating as Europe has seen a number of prominent, non-religious politicians and leaders. Much of Asia seems pretty godless too for that matter.

    Edit: I think Americans would be least likely to trust Wiccans and pagans since most think they're Satanists anyway icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah there seems to be the real odd idea that Atheism equates immorality but you hear about these religious right politicians always embroiled in sex scandals, sometimes gay ones.
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:08 PM GMT
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    nicodegallo saidApparently open atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious politicians have it worst of all in the US because Americans are least likely to trust someone who doesn't believe in anything. At least that's often the impression I get.

    I find that frustrating as Europe has seen a number of prominent, non-religious politicians and leaders. Much of Asia seems pretty godless too for that matter.

    Edit: I think Americans would be least likely to trust Wiccans and pagans since most think they're Satanists anyway icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah there seems to be the real odd idea that Atheism equates immorality but you hear about these religious right politicians always embroiled in sex scandals, sometimes gay ones.


    I have pretty much learned that people who constantly have to preach their values to others often have skeletons in the closet.

    People who are content with their religion (or lack of) usually mind their own business and go about life without bothering anyone.
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    Jan 29, 2013 1:16 AM GMT
    nicodegallo said
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    nicodegallo saidApparently open atheists, agnostics, humanists, and other non-religious politicians have it worst of all in the US because Americans are least likely to trust someone who doesn't believe in anything. At least that's often the impression I get.

    I find that frustrating as Europe has seen a number of prominent, non-religious politicians and leaders. Much of Asia seems pretty godless too for that matter.

    Edit: I think Americans would be least likely to trust Wiccans and pagans since most think they're Satanists anyway icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah there seems to be the real odd idea that Atheism equates immorality but you hear about these religious right politicians always embroiled in sex scandals, sometimes gay ones.


    I have pretty much learned that people who constantly have to preach their values to others often have skeletons in the closet.

    People who are content with their religion (or lack of) usually mind their own business and go about life without bothering anyone.


    True. I rarely bring it up unless the topic itself comes up. You'd be surprised how often it does but I rarely 'go there' with people. Sometimes if I'm on the bus or at school or work or wherever and someone brings up God in any fashion I bite my tounge until they ask me to comment in some way without knowing I'm an Atheist. Then I talk but I rarely 'preach' it unless said person has been an asshole about it. There's this one lady who I used to go to church with who believes my homosexuality and Athetism respectively are just 'phases' and that I'm 'mad at God'. I asked her if being a Christian meant she was 'mad at Allah'. That shut her up.