Would you vote for an openly Athiest or Agnostic president?

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#1 MotherSuperior
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Personally, I'd rather have a non-religious president. However, it seems that Christianity is like a prerequisite for presidency. Would you vote for an openly Agnostic or Athiest president?
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#2 turgore
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I would.
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#3 Scienceblows
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sure. just don't **** the country up.
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#4 MattUD1
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Why should it matter what their religious affiliation is?
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#5 dipper145
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I dont like how most presidents are christian, this is just because the majority of their populace is. They dont acaully follow the rules or anything important. I still think having a non-religious president would be better. This would show that they are not close minded fools who are easily persuaded.
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#6 Video_Game_King
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Yes. Our third president didn't believe Jesus was the Messiah, he was a good president. But then again, it'd depend on their actual policies. No lying, no treating us like kids, no convoluted language, just speak to us in an honest, respectable and understandable manner.
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#7 British_Azimio
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Agnosticism makes more sense to me, but I'd vote for either if they seemed to make good presidents.
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#8 MotherSuperior
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Why should it matter what their religious affiliation is?MattUD1

Exactly. But it seems like you have to be Christian to even have a chance at being elected. So it does matter, in a way.

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#9 MotherSuperior
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Why should it matter what their religious affiliation is?MattUD1

Exactly. But it seems like you have to be Christian to even have a chance at being elected. So it does matter, in a way.

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#10 MotherSuperior
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Why should it matter what their religious affiliation is?MattUD1

Exactly. But it seems like you have to be Christian to even have a chance at being elected. So it does matter, in a way.

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#11 thriteenthmonke
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If I thought he was the best canidate, sure.

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#12 LoG-Sacrament
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sure. im atheist so its not like id have a problem with it.
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#13 Blood-Scribe
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Yeah. I don't care about the candidate's race, gender, sexuality, or religion. I just want a good president.
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#14 Mutatedbloodelf
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Coheed and Cambria are a great band.
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#15 rimnet00
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no
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Probably not.
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#17 syorks1
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I would as long as i support their political views
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#18 en-z-io
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Of course, why not? You vote for the person who would be the best President.
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#19 deactivated-5901ac91d8e33
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If he's a good leader then yes of course.

What kind of fools would say no? If his political ideas are good, why should his personal beliefs matter?

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#20 seanxixamx99
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I most certainly would not
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#21 jdmpastor
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No.
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#22 gameguy6700
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If he's a good leader then yes of course.

What kind of fools would say no? If his political ideas are good, why should his personal beliefs matter?

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Because many religious people can't stand the thought of letting someone who doesn't follow their beliefs have power over them. Also, if you haven't noticed yet, in the USA being christian automatically makes you a good person. How many times have you heard people say "(S)He's a good Christian" in defense of someone? On the other hand, being atheist pretty much does the exact opposite. Polls have shown that many Americans see atheists as immoral, and we all know how important morals are to voters.

I'm just giving the rationale behind it. I'm not disagreeing with you in any way that people are being foolish when they let religious affiliation be a factor in who they vote for. Not voting for someone due to their religious affiliation is no different than not voting for someone because of their race or gender.

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#23 Drizzt13
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Yes unless a religous president can channel the power of God himself and perform miracles.
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#24 Ezgam3r
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All I care about is if they share my political views. I don't give two s**** what their religious standpoint is (unless their an extremist or something).
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#25 Sykes
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Religion shouldn't matter especially with Mitt Romney.
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#26 skinnypete91
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Yes.
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#27 hamstergeddon
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I would. Atheists on an average tend to be better thinkers in terms of calculations and deciding what is best for the greatest amount of people. On average religious people tend to have their judgement clouded by their religious affiliation's views.
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#28 tman93
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I really could care less what religion he is.

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#29 GettingTired
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If I agreed with his political views, yes.
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#30 The_Ish
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Agnosticism makes more sense to me, but I'd vote for either if they seemed to make good presidents.British_Azimio

Same here.

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#31 LosDaddie
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Yup
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#32 SaintLeonidas
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Yes i would. I say politicians should not be religious because they shouldn't base there decisions on there personal religious beliefs.
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#33 manningbowl135
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I'd rather have a non-religious president.
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#34 jlh47
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I dont like how most presidents are christian, this is just because the majority of their populace is. They dont acaully follow the rules or anything important. I still think having a non-religious president would be better. This would show that they are not close minded fools who are easily persuaded.dipper145

you contradicted yourself on your last sentence. close minded fools are not easy to persuade.

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#35 Wolf-avatar
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Nope I dont like Athiest,Im a Christan Baptist.
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#36 DrummerJon
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depends ont heir opinions and experiance....

but in general it would be nice

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#37 camdbz251
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Why should it matter what their religious affiliation is?MattUD1

It shouldn't. But a recent poll asking Americans if they would vote for a qualified atheist for the Presidency showed that 52% would not, so it apparently does matter.

For the record, I'm not American, but if I were, I'd vote for an atheist.

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#38 beat89
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I'd vote for him over a Christian president, if they were exactly the same on all other issues. I don't like religion being dragged into the running of our country.
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#39 Minder22
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technically even atheist believe in something if u think about it
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#40 HeyHeyMyMy
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If they were qualified, theres no reason not to. I'm agnostic myself though.

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#41 DrummerJon
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technically even atheist believe in something if u think about it Minder22
If you think about it, and are bad at thinking.
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Personally, I'd rather have a non-religious president. However, it seems that Christianity is like a prerequisite for presidency. Would you vote for an openly Agnostic or Athiest president?MotherSuperior

I would vote for a candidate ESPECIALLY if he wasn't religious.

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#43 ninjacat11
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As long as I agree with their policies and they aren't trying to f*** up the country.
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#44 Rhythmic_
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I would...if the person is anti-abortion, anti-gay "rights", anti-big government (does not promote Welfare, Universal Healthcare, or related programs), does not believe the myth that humans are causing global warming, does not want to spitefully and needlessly shut Christianity out of American society, does not support embrionic stem cell research, does not promote Affirmative Action or the current double standard we have against white males in this country, does not ignore the fact that there are radical muslims who want to kill us, does not give 13 million illegal aliens unearned and unfair amnesty, secures our borders, and strengthens our military...sure I'd still vote for that person if he or she was an atheist.

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#45 MotherSuperior
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[QUOTE="jointed"]

If he's a good leader then yes of course.

What kind of fools would say no? If his political ideas are good, why should his personal beliefs matter?

gameguy6700

Because many religious people can't stand the thought of letting someone who doesn't follow their beliefs have power over them. Also, if you haven't noticed yet, in the USA being christian automatically makes you a good person. How many times have you heard people say "(S)He's a good Christian" in defense of someone? On the other hand, being atheist pretty much does the exact opposite. Polls have shown that many Americans see atheists as immoral, and we all know how important morals are to voters.

I'm just giving the rationale behind it. I'm not disagreeing with you in any way that people are being foolish when they let religious affiliation be a factor in who they vote for. Not voting for someone due to their religious affiliation is no different than not voting for someone because of their race or gender.

Many non-religious people can't stand the thought of religion being dragged in many political decisions, ie. gay marriage. However, we are the minority. And I agree with being Christian automatically makes you a good person in the USA. I don't agree with it, but that is what it seems to be like.

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#46 MotherSuperior
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I would...if the person is anti-abortion, anti-gay "rights", anti-big government (does not promote Welfare, Universal Healthcare, or related programs), does not believe the myth that humans are causing global warming, does not want to spitefully and needlessly shut Christianity out of American society, does not support embrionic stem cell research, does not promote Affirmative Action or the current double standard we have against white males in this country, does not ignore the fact that there are radical muslims who want to kill us, does not give 13 million illegal aliens unearned and unfair amnesty, secures our borders, and strengthens our military...sure I'd still vote for that person if he or she was an atheist.

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I didn't catch the sarcasm. You can't be serious?

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#47 jrhawk42
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yes, I've found athiest and agnostics to have higher morals than Christians.
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#48 fkholmes
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I'd prefer it.

Luckily, I live in Australia, where religion isn't something a prime ministerial candidate will be very open about. Though, I can't vote yet =\

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#49 bacon_is_sweet
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Nope

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#50 SimpJee
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Yes for sure.