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27-01-2014, 03:56 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 01:51 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  He came out in 2007, ran unopposed in 2008, narrowly won in 2010 and lost in 2012. Out of politics. Career suicide.
The proposition that his coming-out as an atheist caused the end of his political career is questionable at best and downright absurd at worst considering the fact that he won two out of three elections and only barely lost the third one.

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27-01-2014, 04:57 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
If you decide beforehand you wouldn't accomplish anything by trying, well, that's one way to make sure you don't. So there's that.

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27-01-2014, 05:08 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 01:37 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 01:22 PM)Im_Ryan Wrote:  Yes, but we also agreed before that they came out as atheists AFTER their terms.
The argument was more of "show me an active atheist politician" instead of "name a general politician who is atheist"
Pete Stark came out as an atheist six years prior to his retirement from politics. Consider

(27-01-2014 01:22 PM)Im_Ryan Wrote:  EDIT:
I already named those and two others previously,if you didn't see.
My bad, I must have missed that. Blush

Didn't know that about Pete (but I'm your side Vosur, Willhopp is the theist-lover here and we must defeat him Tongue )

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27-01-2014, 05:45 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
The only non-evil/stupid politician i've ever heard of is Elizabeth Warren, and I'm still waiting for her to slip up.
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27-01-2014, 09:20 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
Here's one: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyath...rty-taxes/

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27-01-2014, 09:22 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 03:56 PM)Vosur Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 01:51 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  He came out in 2007, ran unopposed in 2008, narrowly won in 2010 and lost in 2012. Out of politics. Career suicide.
The proposition that his coming-out as an atheist caused the end of his political career is questionable at best and downright absurd at worst considering the fact that he won two out of three elections and only barely lost the third one.

You're right, I was just having fun with Ryan, not being entirely serious. But openly atheist politicians are a rare breed and it's a precarious prospect to say the least.

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27-01-2014, 09:24 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 05:08 PM)Im_Ryan Wrote:  (but I'm your side Vosur, Willhopp is the theist-lover here and we must defeat him)

Yep, since 99% of my family are theists, I am a theist lover.

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27-01-2014, 10:49 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 09:24 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  
(27-01-2014 05:08 PM)Im_Ryan Wrote:  (but I'm your side Vosur, Willhopp is the theist-lover here and we must defeat him)

Yep, since 99% of my family are theists, I am a theist lover.

Quick! Burn it! Burn it on the stake before it lays eggs!!

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27-01-2014, 10:52 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
Too late.

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27-01-2014, 10:53 PM
RE: Is Politics Really That Bad?
(27-01-2014 10:52 PM)WillHopp Wrote:  Too late.

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