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Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:36 PM

I look forward to the day that an open non-believer can run for POTUS

Perhaps the last barrier, after even race and gender: non-believers (atheists, agnostics) are still not welcome nor trusted to run for national office in these United States. Considering how divisive religion is in this country, one would think that a non-religious candidate would offer a welcome alternative to the status quo. But sadly, that isnít the case.

Also sad to realize that we are probably still years if not decades away from the time when Americans will accept a non-believer as being as normal and trustworthy as a candidate as a Catholic or a woman or a PoC.

While I celebrate the progress made, letís not kid ourselves: we still have a long way to go.
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Reply I look forward to the day that an open non-believer can run for POTUS (Original post)
stopbush Aug 2020 OP
unblock Aug 2020 #1
msongs Aug 2020 #2
stopbush Aug 2020 #4
rurallib Aug 2020 #7
Chainfire Aug 2020 #3
RussBLib Aug 2020 #5
Chainfire Aug 2020 #6

Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:48 PM

1. we have way too many myths in politics

republicans' fault, to be sure, but we have way, way too many myths and indefensible things going on in politics.

the notion that someone has to believe in god or go to church or or talk about their spirituality is just one aspect of this.

right-wing rhetoric is full of make-believe and fiction backed by angry insistence that it's the indisputable truth, they their leaders are infallible, that they were delivered to us from god, etc. so even when they're not explicitly talking about god or religion, they're still using the same kind of reasoning that betrays that their minds are not open to even consider another view; and worse, that any other view is not merely different or even mistaken, that it is *evil*.

long way to go?

we've got a long way to go just to get to the point where politics is about actual policy discussions and not tribal mudslinging and name-calling and cheating and so on. wake me up when any rationality appears in the national debate in this country. maybe then we can think about an open non-believer running for potus. or at least someone who is "non-religious", which is a close to atheist as anyone dares get in politics here.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:50 PM

2. trump is a non believer and he is president nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:18 PM

4. Really, because he talks and acts like a typical Christian.

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 03:13 PM

7. I would agree - his god is Donald Trump. But he plays the part of a Christian

even if he plays extremely badly.Christian are taught to believe shit like that, not to question.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 06:11 PM

3. When I run

my motto will be "In Dog we trust."

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 10:09 AM

5. approximately what year might that be? n/t

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 14, 2020, 11:53 AM

6. Well, I probably don't have many years left

so I guess we could say soon, Dog willing.

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