Would you vote for an openly atheist presidential candidate?Posted by: Midnight1131
Assume that atheism plays no real role in their election platform. But simply the fact that they are an atheist, would that make you less inclined to vote for them?
Yes, I would vote for them regardless of their religious beliefs or lack of.
No, I would not vote for them because their belief system is too different from my own.
This is why we have the first Amendment right, freedom to religion, if they believe to not believe in god fine.
Not sure how our God, the almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster (peace be upon him) relates to this?
The flying spaghetti monster, the real god has nothing to do with any of this.
i would have to really agree with their platform, but yes.
A politicians religious beliefs should have nothing to do with countries that, to their credit, have always separated church and state - and that includes Canada and the USA. I would much rather have an atheist as president than somebody who thinks Jesus (or even worse, elders of his church) can tell him or her what to do.
Religious and political are two separate things, so I should not vote based on my beliefs in gods or whatever.
Religion should be the very last factor you consider. There are more important things to worry about.
As long as they are an able presidental candidate, I am fine with them
I'm Canadian, I don't vote for the president.