Hello Friends,

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.

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Comment by Belle Rose on January 9, 2016 at 12:06pm
Some people have speculated that Obama is an atheist.
Comment by Quincy Maxwell on January 9, 2016 at 12:34pm

That's just as laughable as those ignorant, ill-informed, right-wing brain washed idiots believing he is a secret Muslim. I am sure you know the old saying, " Plant a seed, watch it grow."  Doesn't take much for those morons to believe just one little comment and grow it into a great conspiracy. Thanks for your comment...would love to hear more from you and many others.

Comment by Belle Rose on January 9, 2016 at 4:47pm
Thou dost not know what is in his heart, lol...
Comment by Karmelita Straight on January 9, 2016 at 5:11pm

Inbox me, I may could help you out with a publisher!!!

Comment by Quincy Maxwell on January 9, 2016 at 5:54pm

hi..i hope so. I am at the end of my rope and no more money. Just write to my email...I don't mind posting it on here:  quincy_maxwell@aol.com

Thanks !!!

Comment by Quincy Maxwell on January 9, 2016 at 5:55pm

@ Belle, thanks for the chuckle I needed one today. :)

Comment by TJ on January 10, 2016 at 11:24am

The right has become mired in a morass of extremist propaganda.

The country seems to be mostly religious, with polls showing they'd elect an atheist if he believed in god, but not otherwise.  :D

About a 1/3 is so far to the right, they think Trump is "The Answer".

About a 1/3 is in the middle of the bell curve, with another 1/3 more to the left of it.

This is why, lately, the Repubs have been able to win their districts which tend to be far right, by courting the Tea Partiers and other whack a doodles...but, any candidate "right enough" to be voted for by the right 1/3, scares the crap out of the other 2/3.

On a gerrymandered voting field, that means that the party that swings far right with a candidate can't get enough support to win nationally.

Similarly, a candidate who is too far left, simply gets the mirror version of that effect.

An atheist candidate is something the bell curve is not ready for yet.  We would be more likely to get a Muslim candidate before an atheist.  :)

Comment by Quincy Maxwell on January 11, 2016 at 2:22pm

TJ....gerrymandering I part of the problem and their ( the extreme GOP )  way of thinking has gotten worse since the Tea Party was developed. And it has not helped with the right wing media, such as Fox, spewing their lies and hate.

I still say a lot of our problems is the fact that you just do not see any of the democratic leaders out there having their say. The media has a tendency to choose republicans more often than they do democrats when interviewing. It is pathetic and makes me sick. Even CNN is horrible about this.

Comment by Unseen on January 15, 2016 at 12:18pm

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.

You don't really believe Obama is a Christian, do you? I think appearing to be Christian is a prerequisite to running for the presidency in the United States.

Comment by TJ on January 15, 2016 at 7:48pm

I too have a sneaking suspicion that Obama is a politician.

His "clinging to their guns and bibles" comment makes me think he's really against both guns and bibles.

I don't think he's a closet Muslim, but he is probably a closet atheist.

Proportionally, there are far more atheists in the closet than gays. And most gays (~ 75%+ or so?) are theists, so the damned closet is crammed full of priests who defrock their flocks, toe tapping toilet stall politicians, and sane people hiding from an insane world.

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