A person refuses to profess a faith in God will never achieve the nation's highest office


Atheists and agnostics are the only two groups of people in the US against whom discrimination is not only expected, but acceptable.

A black man may become president. A woman may become president. In short just about anybody may become president, but I guarantee that, in my lifetime, an person refuses to profess a faith in God will never achieve the nation's highest office.

As an atheist, I believe that a Muslim has a greater chance of becoming President than another person such as myself.

What i find equally horrifying, is the claims these evangelicals take that their god is a loving, charitable, caring beings that has a deeper love for what he creates than any of us can dream of, yet his loyal 'worshipers' ignore the love of humanity, and embarrasses, deface, physically and emotionally and mentally abuse those that do not think the same. Sometimes these actions lead to worse things, and they attempt to excuse these actions with 'God's Plan'. These people are despicable, inhumane, an an embarrassment to our society. To allow these individuals to take office and make decisions for a country of 'non-believers' and lead us to think they have our 'best interests' at heart, makes me sick.

(p.s. Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin- in fact, most of the founding fathers, were athiests)

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Comment by Teagan on November 10, 2008 at 9:46am
perhaps if we lived in euro... or hell Australia... pretty sure their president has come out and say he does not believe is some magical ghosty
Comment by Kira on November 10, 2008 at 3:19pm
I would say a muslim would be voted into being the PM in the UK b4 that would ever happen in the US.
Comment by Jose Montero on November 19, 2008 at 4:53am
1. The Founding Fathers were deists not Atheist, but with the evidence and theories we have now in science explaining the world around us, they might as well just be labeled Atheist. I agree that it is currently impossible for one to get elected to major office without subscribing to the Judeo-Christian Faith. What that means is that we must fight the stigmas and unjustified discrimination in order for later atheists to be somewhat more closer to equality. It would and will take time, but if we do nothing....then indeed an Atheist will NEVER hold high office in the United States.

P.S. Australia is much worse than the US, as it doesn't even have a "wall" between Church and State. Over there, state money is funneled to religious education, and mass religious indoctrination in the schools is allowed. (Ok, that may have been a tad overstated, but they do allow representatives of Christian faiths to take the floor in schools but they don't allow secular equivalents to do the same.)
Comment by Gina on November 19, 2008 at 5:05am
"What that means is that we must fight the stigmas and unjustified discrimination in order for later atheists to be somewhat more closer to equality. It would and will take time, but if we do nothing....then indeed an Atheist will NEVER hold high office in the United States." Well Said Jose we MUST!

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