Atheist president a good idea?

Posted by: FantumHeist

I'm and Atheist and you already know my stance on this but i dont know why you would you vote for an Atheist. Explain Why (optional)

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triangle.128k says2015-09-17T20:17:00.3781935Z
@peterssmith According to your logic, theists are total bigots against irreligion.
PetersSmith says2015-09-17T20:24:10.7225521Z
Triangle.128k: That is probably the worst connection I've seen all week. New Atheists are pretty much anti-theists. Standard theists are not anti-atheists.
PetersSmith says2015-09-17T20:26:44.3523369Z
Triangle.128k: By my logic, I also don't want a fundamentalist in office.
triangle.128k says2015-09-17T20:36:48.7314111Z
@PetersSmith There's a difference between atheists and total ultra-leftist anti-theists, or whatever you want to call them. By voting no, that implies you wouldn't even vote for a more 'moderate' atheist.
PetersSmith says2015-09-17T20:38:46.1221636Z
Triangle.128k: Not necessarily, I stated in the first sentence with "It depends". Ideally, I would prefer an Agnostic president. I will admit a bias and associate an "atheist" with someone who is particularly "against" religion. A "moderate" atheist would be someone who is agnostic.
triangle.128k says2015-09-17T20:43:38.1716357Z
If atheists are anti-theists bigoted against religion, then theists are anti-atheists bigoted against irreligion. Atheism simply means to disbelieve in a god, since when does atheism imply to be all out against religion? That's literally like saying people who prefer watermelons are total bigots against people who prefer cantolope.
triangle.128k says2015-09-17T20:45:38.7917419Z
You really suck at backing up your beliefs promoting discrimination. You don't have any valid reasons (other than some stupid stereotypes) for your pro-discrimination views against men either.
PetersSmith says2015-09-17T20:46:36.2311771Z
Triangle.128k: Nice straw man you have there. Not even worth arguing with.
triangle.128k says2015-09-17T20:48:35.4939416Z
Translation: My intellect is too low to think of a comeback against that. So instead, i'll just resort to calling their argument too stupid to respond to.
Mister_Man says2015-09-17T21:12:35.0087692Z
Both of you are being little sh!Ts here. Triangle - Peters explained what she meant by "atheist" and "moderate atheist." Although that doesn't really make a lot of sense she still said she's prefer an agnostic president over an atheist one, so that's her reason for picking "No." And Peters, you can't just assert that anyone who is an atheist is against religion. Like Triangle said, an atheist is just someone who doesn't believe in a God. The last thing Triangle said was not a strawman at all.
Black-Jesus says2015-09-17T21:18:10.7229212Z
My name is Black-Jesus and I approve Mister_Man's message
Midnight1131 says2015-09-19T02:46:54.3306147Z
@PetersSmith - "New atheists are pretty much anti-theists, Standard theists are not anti-theists." - Uh ok, maybe compare "standard" atheists to "standard" theists next time...
idoubtit says2015-09-19T22:19:08.1188388Z
To be fair to PeterSmith, I made the same assumption that an atheist would not to fair to those of religion. But it's because I've seen so much on this site, loaded opinions and polls, bashing Christians everywhere I look. Maybe not all atheists are like that, but it's hard to get a broad view from here.
Black-Jesus says2015-09-19T22:36:01.0513030Z
Well, I'm an atheist and I don't bash theists
idoubtit says2015-09-19T22:42:54.4695531Z
@Black-Jesus Well, that's good. Unfortunately, this gets lost because there are those who do and they garner more attention. Not sure why. Maybe just more vocal. There could be 100 atheists on here that don't bash but don't comment, and just a handful of ones that bash all the time. I'll try to pay better attention.
Black-Jesus says2015-09-19T22:47:56.7100803Z
Well, the reason that people notice mean atheists more is because- well, if there were a hundred clothed people and then one, naked man running around shouting about crocodiles, everyone is going to notice the madman first. I've met only a handful of self-admittance atheists living in the South in real life and while most were nice there was always that one guy.... Like when I was in high school, me and my friends were branded pr**ks because we hung out with a vocal anti-theist, and we weren't even all atheists.
idoubtit says2015-09-19T22:53:03.4350567Z
@Black-Jesus Very true, and from now on I'll picture Christian-bashers as naked ;-)
FantumHeist says2015-09-24T16:45:31.3641053Z
I'm an atheist

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