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11-12-2013, 01:12 PM
For U.S. politicians, atheism is the last taboo
Just came across this recent article and wanted to share it.

We have a long way to go.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...00901.html

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11-12-2013, 01:37 PM (This post was last modified: 11-12-2013 01:41 PM by childeye.)
RE: For U.S. politicians, atheism is the last taboo
(11-12-2013 01:12 PM)cufflink Wrote:  Just came across this recent article and wanted to share it.

We have a long way to go.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...00901.html
It depends upon one's definition of God. Religion is also a term that is open to ambiguity. We should not conflate the terms. I am a Christian and yet if I defined God the way most atheists do, I would be an atheist also, as would God Himself. I am a Christian but I do not count myself a follower of any religion, nor does God...
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11-12-2013, 01:41 PM
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Thanks for the link. It's only a matter of time.

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11-12-2013, 02:22 PM
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(11-12-2013 01:41 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It's only a matter of time.

Indeed if the current trend continues in the next 50 years it will be the theists in the minority. Which is of course why they are over reaching now they see the end of the line coming and are panicking.

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11-12-2013, 02:38 PM
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(11-12-2013 01:37 PM)childeye Wrote:  
(11-12-2013 01:12 PM)cufflink Wrote:  Just came across this recent article and wanted to share it.

We have a long way to go.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...00901.html
It depends upon one's definition of God. Religion is also a term that is open to ambiguity. We should not conflate the terms. I am a Christian and yet if I defined God the way most atheists do, I would be an atheist also, as would God Himself. I am a Christian but I do not count myself a follower of any religion, nor does God...

You got the idea from a holy book, that by itself is enough to scoff at regardless if you attend a church or claim a particular sect. I am sure other people of other religious beliefs don't go to holy buildings or claim a particular sect. Watering down beliefs to sound inclusive does not make any god real.

Jefferson was a deist but even his "generic" version I would question. Where is the evidence for any non-material invisible sky hero?

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11-12-2013, 02:41 PM
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(11-12-2013 02:22 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(11-12-2013 01:41 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Thanks for the link. It's only a matter of time.

Indeed if the current trend continues in the next 50 years it will be the theists in the minority. Which is of course why they are over reaching now they see the end of the line coming and are panicking.

And all I keep hearing from them is, "This was predicted! I'll be the last one standing in this war! End times!"

Their declining numbers are just proof, just more fuel for the fire.
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11-12-2013, 04:15 PM
RE: For U.S. politicians, atheism is the last taboo
(11-12-2013 01:12 PM)cufflink Wrote:  Just came across this recent article and wanted to share it.

We have a long way to go.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...00901.html

It's hardly a surprise American atheists are as welcome as a pork chop in a synagogue when you look at America's fascistic Foundling* Fathers, i.e. the religious bacillus that oozed ashore in 1620, and the exorbitant, baneful influence these sanctimonious, autocratic maggots have had on America's communal mind ever since. The psalm singing Nazis who really founded America.

*unwelcome everywhere they went in Europe because of their arrogant and totally intolerant doctrine.
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11-12-2013, 04:20 PM
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Hey Cuffy. Long time no see. Politicians are such hypocrites.
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11-12-2013, 04:20 PM
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Hell, there are states where it's required for those running for public office to believe in a higher power. I don't get how religious belief is a factor in this sort of thing.

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11-12-2013, 04:45 PM
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(11-12-2013 04:15 PM)The Misanthrope Wrote:  
(11-12-2013 01:12 PM)cufflink Wrote:  Just came across this recent article and wanted to share it.

We have a long way to go.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2...00901.html

It's hardly a surprise American atheists are as welcome as a pork chop in a synagogue when you look at America's fascistic Foundling* Fathers, i.e. the religious bacillus that oozed ashore in 1620, and the exorbitant, baneful influence these sanctimonious, autocratic maggots have had on America's communal mind ever since. The psalm singing Nazis who really founded America.

*unwelcome everywhere they went in Europe because of their arrogant and totally intolerant doctrine.

More on why atheists are as welcome as the rats under the house in America.
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