• No (please state why)

  • Yes (please state why)

32% 12 votes
68% 26 votes
  • I won't support a democracy in general, the idea of a democratic government is a horrible one, and democracy should be destroyed.

  • I would be absolutely terrified. What if they abolish religion all together? What if they have no care for personal belief, morals, philosophy, and ideology? There is a strong fear they may have no respect for the individual.

  • Because, if they were atheist, they would set a bad example for youth and may as well commence restricting religious freedom. Any way you slice it, it would be bad for our country's morality.

  • Why would I want an atheist president, since he/she would be a (almost like a black and white rainbow). I would rather pick a presidential candidate who is a Trinitarian Christian (practicing Catholic) with heart (metaphorically), who can be socially accepted by the Trinitarian Christian public.

  • The obvious question, as the picture states is - "why not"? A President who has some grip on reality can't be a bad thing.

  • His/her religious/spiritual beliefs is not as important as political ideology and strategies.

  • It would open up new doors like President Obama's presidency did for African-Americans.

  • Yes because that's part of their religious freedom.

  • Milton Friedman once said, 'neither a Communist or a republican, negro or a white' in the context of the market discriminating. But even in politics it is costly to the voters to base someone's ability purely on their religion. I would not care if the new prime minister (I live in Britain) is a man or a woman, young or old, a Christian or a Jew or an atheist- if he can get the job done then he's a good president. I believe it is the Bible which says, 'There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.' Does not matter who you are. (I'm a pantheist so my views are a little exotic, but these are good points to take on).

  • No.. how would their lack of religion have anything to do with good governmental morals? As long as they are a good president, how does it matter what they believe?

  • With only 0.07 of American prisoners being atheist, and with 85% American scientists being atheist, it's not just stupid not to vote for atheists, it's dangerous.

  • How do you know we haven't had one? Many Presidents do not discuss their religious beliefs. Personally, it would depend on his/her experience ... education ... and if they can keep their lack of beliefs in-check without imposing it on others. Of the latter, I feel the same about the religious beliefs of ANY candidate. Faith is not a marketing tool. I honestly feel, when a politician uses it as such, he/she has abused it (thus missed the point of believing)!

  • Two words: Abraham Lincoln

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PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-06-13T03:08:11.5982873-05:00
@Rhodesia79 "Because they're an atheist." That's discriminating which according to the government is bad. So, stop being bad...
discomfiting says2014-06-13T05:04:32.3590157-05:00
Rhodesia has no conscience.
PreferNotToBeLabeled says2014-06-14T19:03:57.9213452-05:00
"Immoral and spawns of the devil" Lol that's a good one... Oh the ignorance is a flyin' now.
patrick967 says2014-06-16T07:22:57.2979718-05:00
@FOGlower "I would be absolutely terrified. What if they abolish religion all together? What if they have no care for personal belief, morals, philosophy, and ideology? There is a strong fear they may have no respect for the individual." I'm an atheist, not anti-religion. Just because you make the assumption all atheists are anti-religion doesn't mean you're right. I care about people's personal beliefs. I, unlike many street preachers, don't go out and announce my beliefs in public to say "I BELIEVE IN JESUS! YOU SHOULD TOO!" I don't go out bashing Islam and Christianity. I only do that when they come to my front door. I have heard the morals argument by theists so many times I just facepalm every time I see it. Follow this link, it tells you everything I want to say. http://atheism.about.com/od/atheismmyths/p/AtheistsMorals.htm No respect for the individual? Really? This is like calling atheists serial killers. We're not.
JasperFrancisShickadance says2014-07-14T08:55:11.2212147-05:00
An atheist president would change our country for the worse. "...Under God..." would no longer be taken seriously and Americans wouldn't have their very Creator on their side
diddleysquat says2014-07-14T16:03:29.3930145-05:00
Still waiting for the "for the worse" part. God is on their side? Really?

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