Been awhile since I have had time to spend on this site. I have missed it. Just finished writing my second book, entitled : " Stop the Hate, Start the Healing" ( My Journey from Religion) . Yes, it is a biography and hope to find a publisher soon, which is not an easy task, as it seems you have to be famous or know someone to get anything published today.
One of the reasons I wrote this book, is due to the recent religious activities of the right wing and of course, all the media coverage about Islam. But now I am focusing on the candidates and what they think about those that do not adhere to the same religious "values and philosophies" that they do. Especially those that continually use religion as a tool in their campaigns.
I believe Atheism is not as big as a minority as they would admit. And yet we are not represented by any of them. What do to about us...what do you tell people like us when they use their religious beliefs to quash the rights of all others?
I have yet to hear any of them address this issue, yet they ask for our votes. It is too bad the media seems to want to concentrate on only a few candidates and forget the others, nearly completely ignoring their messages.
Is there a truly, viable candidate that will actually represent everyone? I doubt it. I realize that most of them rely on their religious beliefs to guide them, but what would they say or do if they had to abandon these beliefs to govern everyone? Is that even possible?
Just think of it. What if an atheist were to be elected? How would he handle the arguments of those in office that insist that religion rights are being attacked? Everyone knows they are not, but yet it is out there.
I question if they even read the constitution, where it is guaranteed that the separation of church and state is a part of our government. It is one of the basic principles of which our country was formed. The freedom to worship freely without constraint or reservations or persecution.
So, what do they do with those that do not believe? What do they say to those that refuse to accept their arguments?
I have no answers, like many of you. But we all have opinions and ideas. I'd love to hear yours.