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Atheist President

Discussion in 'General Debates' started by ch'ang, Jul 22, 2005.

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  1. Catholic

    67.9%
  2. Protastant

    64.3%
  3. Pagan

    71.4%
  4. Satanist

    50.0%
  5. Atheist

    67.9%
  6. Buddhist

    71.4%
  7. Wiccan

    71.4%
  8. Jewish

    67.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Lintu

    Lintu Active Member

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    I think America's policies toward Israel are becoming less relevant to the general population these days, plus the general hatred toward Arabs (not that this part is a good thing). All told, I think we could have a Jewish president...please just not Lieberman and his censorship.
     
  2. ch'ang

    ch'ang artist in training

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    Sounds like most of you guys don't really care about what religion they are as long as they do a good job so it makes me wonder why then do the other 68% of Americans not trust atheists do they think they'll make laws determental to religion?
     
  3. Finnyhaha

    Finnyhaha Member

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    What about if she was?

    Anyway, I voted for all of them.
     
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  4. Mr Spinkles

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    I'm a bit surprised that someone decided they would not vote for a Jewish candidate...whoever it was, could you explain why?

    I'm also surprised that Buddhists, Wiccans, and Pagans got the most votes...very interesting. Kinda shows that prejudice goes both ways, huh? :bonk:
     
  5. cardero

    cardero Citizen Mod

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    Historically, religion and politics have never mixed well and whoever becomes elected to a presidential position would have to have the best interests of the country’s population (regardless of religious preference) and not a faithful interpretation of what they would expect God’s best interests are for us.
     
  6. Natas

    Natas Active Member

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    That's because I am more Agnostic then Atheist. Although the seperation between the two isn't that well differentiated. You might have me mixed up with someone else, I believe in no gods, uninvolved or otherwise at present. But since the truth of the matter is presently unknown, that is always open to change.



    The trouble is, it's getting harder to seperate them. When we discuss abortion, faith-based initiatives, gay marriage, etc., it gets into a gray area.
     
  7. robtex

    robtex Veteran Member

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    I would be reserved about voting for a satanist or a catholic if they were heavily influenced by the doctrines of those systems.

    1) with a satanist i would have issues with the hedonistic inclinations of the faith as i see utilitarianism a stronger model in a republic.

    2) with a catholic (i did vote for kerry and would do so again), I would concerned with the propogation and litigation of an absolute moral code as prescribed by the catholic church. I would also be leary of the agenda of the executitve branch on sepereation of church and state which the catholic church seems inclined to do. Lastly i would be worried about theorcratic overtones that a catholic may subsribe to in congruence with his faith.
     
  8. Jaiket

    Jaiket Well-Known Member

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    I thought he meant Thomas Jefferson.:confused:

    Wasn't he a deist (unrepresented in this poll)?
     
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  9. niamhwitch

    niamhwitch Celtic Faery Wiccan )O(

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    When it comes to presidential votes... it doesnt matter what religion the president follows... just so long as they dont try to change any laws to fit their religion. I picked them all.
     
  10. Natas

    Natas Active Member

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    Thanks for pointing that out.

    From what I've read of him, that may be a better label then Atheist...

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"Jefferson's relations to the religious opinions of his country were somewhat peculiar. He believed, like Paine, in a personal God and a future life, but, like him, regarded Christianity, in the supernatural view of it, as a popular fable, an instrument for deluding, misgoverning and plundering mankind; and these opinions he entertained, as he did most others, with little regard to any qualifying considerations, and with an energy approaching to fanaticism. But he was no more inclined than were the New England Rationalists to become a martyr to the propagation of unpopular ideas. That he left to Paine and others of less discretion or more courage than himself." (History of the United States, vol. 5, p. 458 .) [/font][font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]"Jefferson seems to have considered himself excessively ill-treated by the clergy, who were constantly twitting him with his Infidel opinions." (Ibid, p. 461.)
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    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]My apologies to Mister Emu for not seeing the comma you placed after my name. I'll have to enlarge the text in my browser from now on.
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