I just realized something today.

 

We will never see a Muslim in the White House.

Not in our time.

That isn't what makes me sad, though. What makes me sad is that when I realized this, I also realized it also means we will never see an Atheist in the White House.

Not in our time. 

 

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Comment by Doug Reardon on April 25, 2011 at 10:08pm
Likewise we will never see: a really obese person, a midget, an ugly person, a trans-gendered, ...
Comment by Sarcastic Maniac on April 25, 2011 at 10:34pm
Perhaps, but not so long ago people were saying we'd never see a black person in the White House in our lifetime. I think it could happen in my lifetime. Granted, I'm young (22) but I'm not going to rule it out.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 25, 2011 at 10:51pm
We've already had a TON of ugly presidents, Doug.
Remember the saying about Lincoln being 'two faced' and wearing a better looking one?
As for the rest, well..that wasn't a random thought. I was referencing the fact that though 'atheism' is ranked as the fastest growing self-identification category, it is still also polled as being one of the least trusted. Frustrating, considering there are less atheists in prison ranks than any other denomination, and even more so because...well...we just generally don't fly planes into buildings.
American public opinion.
No one said it had to make sense.
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 25, 2011 at 11:22pm
Dude... he's on the penny.
And the five dollar bill.
His image is literally one of the most circulated portraits on all of freakin' earth.
Hell, you can even use a fiver in Vietnam as legal currency.
.....and they aren't exactly flattering pictures, either.
Recognizable, sure.
But only cus he was fugly.
Seriously. The hairy mole?
Fugly.
And yet somehow charmingly part of every 3rd grade program costume.....
Comment by Alejandro M on April 25, 2011 at 11:36pm

I don't like Obama, but I am sure he is an atheist. Or do you really think he is a Christian?

Maybe you should replace your assertion for "we will never have an openly atheist president".

Comment by Sean Fraser on April 26, 2011 at 7:25pm
An atheist President would be awesome. Sadly, they'd never make it past City Dog Catcher.
Comment by Sean Fraser on April 26, 2011 at 7:30pm
We've had atheist presidents before (Jefferson, Lincoln) but even though they were atheists, they still pulled the God card out when appealing to the masses. We'll never have a president that comes out and says "Look, I don't believe in God, so I'm never going to mention him ever. None of my decisions will be influenced by him, all of my policies will be based on fact and reason, and I will not pander to the faithful simply because there's more of them."
Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on April 26, 2011 at 11:08pm
Very true. I should say "We'll never see an OPENLY atheistic president in our time."
Comment by Jon Heim on April 26, 2011 at 11:48pm

im not sure lincoln was an atheist....he was a deist i think.

Comment by Jon Heim on April 27, 2011 at 8:07am

actually, I'm afraid we wont see a female in the white house in our life time. black male, has happened....but that's understandable because African American male's had a lot of rights even before white females did.

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