We are not religious - we tend to not think with a singular mind as many of us think for ourselves. Therefore, we wouldn't be able to become a voting block that thinks one way.
And then there are some Atheists who wouldn't even look out of place in the Tea Party movement,who probably agree with everything that's said on Fox News,fan boys/girls of O'Reilly and Beck,people who you'd think would use reason and logic.just go's to show you Deborah what a crazy world we live in.
Not really. There are just some of us who are not leftist cultists. We don't become slaves to a particular ideology and agree with some and disagree with ideas based on reason, logic, rationality, and common sense. The leftist cultists are just as bad as the rightist cultists - saying this, some of us believe in a strong foreign policy and taking the fight to terrorists and a strong immigration policy in which we actually enforce our laws and our borders. An atheist whom I very much admire who has stood on the right side of history has been the great Christopher Hitchens.
Do you have any links to sources stating that atheists don't vote as much as religious believers?
I choose not to vote during elections because so far, no potential candidates have impressed me as somebody worth supporting. Another aspect of the American voting system that irks me is the default towards a two party system, making voting very unappealing due to the "lesser of two evils" situation that I feel inevitably happens in every election. I can choose between two candidates that I loathe, or decide not to vote for either of them. Because, as we all know, if you don't vote for one of the major candidates your vote is essentially worthless (sarcasm.....but that is the reaction I've received every time I mentioned a slight interest in a non majority candidate).
If the gay marriage amendment actually goes to vote here in MN, I will go out and give my two cents.
Well, when the choice is between one religious nut-job and another, it does feel kind of futile. I just voted in a local election, and the candidates policies and positions were pretty much the same. It was hardly worth the effort.
Still, the upcoming national election is pretty important, as it is between those who recognize our presence and generally protect the separation of church and state, and those who want a Christian theocracy.