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Post Reply Why I would vote for an atheist/scientist for president over a religious one.
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The president is basically scapegoat-in-chief and has no real power .

We wont see anything of real worth happen untill we clear out congress and the senate from all the baby boomers and fogies .

Our government needs new blood. The old stuff has gone bad.
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DrTeath wrote:
Our government needs new blood. The old stuff has gone bad.


Yeah but the last time we tried to throw out the incumbents we ended up with the TEA party and we're still trying to clean up the mess.
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evilotakuneko wrote:


DrTeath wrote:
Our government needs new blood. The old stuff has gone bad.


Yeah but the last time we tried to throw out the incumbents we ended up with the TEA party and we're still trying to clean up the mess.


Yeah, but the vast majority of Tea partiers are baby boomers .

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DrTeath wrote:

The president is basically scapegoat-in-chief and has no real power .

We wont see anything of real worth happen untill we clear out congress and the senate from all the baby boomers and fogies .

Our government needs new blood. The old stuff has gone bad.


pretty much this.
the real power lies in the Congress (Senate/House of Representatives)
if they want to, they can even pass a bill w/o the President approval.
and there's also Gerrymandering
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA7XtA0qVx8&hd=1
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geauxtigers1989 wrote:

atheist and scientist are not synonymous.


86% of the Scientist in the world happen to be Atheist. So them being Synonymous is almost the case.





That is for scientists. Atheists and people who believe in science (or at least much of it) are not synonymous. There are many people who are spiritual who also don't deny a lot of science.

Like someone said, we probably have an atheist president right now. My belief is that Obama is an atheist. Not saying that is good or bad, I just think he might be one. It is possible. He isn't passionate about his religion. Like someone said, in the past and as of now, someone calling themselves and atheist and running for president...I just don't think they'd get elected, or even in the final running for president.


Also, OP, you said we spent billions on the Bush wars...nah, bruh. We have spent trillions of dollars on the Bush wars.
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evilotakuneko wrote:


DrTeath wrote:
Our government needs new blood. The old stuff has gone bad.


Yeah but the last time we tried to throw out the incumbents we ended up with the TEA party and we're still trying to clean up the mess.


And unfortunately, the tea party came with a huge helping of religion and antiscience, such as Michele Bachmann and her claims about the HPV vaccine being a potential cause of retardation.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/sep/16/michele-bachmann/bachmann-hpv-vaccine-cause-mental-retardation/

Her religion: evangelicalism
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann

And it's not over yet with the new batch of antiscience Right-wing politicians:

By way of example, Paul told CNBC that he chose to delay giving his own child the hepatitis B vaccine because he believed it unsafe to give a newborn too many shots too early in life.

"I have heard of many tragic cases of walking, talking normal children who wound up with profound mental disorders after vaccines," Paul added.

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-02-03/rand-paul-pulls-a-michele-bachmann-on-vaccine-safety

The opening post of this thread wasn't written in the most friendly way. It immediately goes after religious people and alienates them from being potential leaders, isolating them in the same way that nonreligious people feel isolated by religious politicians. I don't think this is the right way to approach nationbuilding, especially in this country where we welcome all different kinds of people.

That being said, voting and being informed should go hand-in-hand. America is the way you vote it to be, even if that is antiscience. Sad but true. And voting against antiscience, I believe, is important.
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Posted 3/14/15
i cringe whenever i realize the sheer incompetence in the people working at the House of Representatives
the Senate is probably not much better
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPgZfhnCAdI&hd=1

voting doesn't help much (see previous post as to why)
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karmacide wrote:

We probably already have had an atheist president, it's just political suicide claim anything other than christian.


same here. just watched house of cards and pay special attention to frank underwood's 'societal illusion'. Of course HoC's is over dramatized and a fiction tv show, but I believe it does speak volumes of the political sludge US politics is. I want a President who is open and honest and clear on their goals and motivations. But of course most of America loves having more of a "perfect picture" of someone than a cracked frame.
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Posted 3/16/15
Why do you hide behind science: the field of guessing?
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Bill Maher was talking about a poll where the quality that Americans found most negative was being an Atheist. American politicians have to steer clear of mentioning it, even if atheists or people with no religious afiliation are the largest unrepresented group at the moment.

Obama is probably an atheist.
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No Easter, no Hallowing, no St Patrick day, NO Christmas to the president family? That can not be an example.
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(Ahhh the atheist elitists, I never get bored of them) One of the founding beliefs was the faith (or lack of) of president of the USA was a private affair and was to not interfere with state matters IE the idea of separation between church and state.
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Posted 3/17/15
Nowadays, people who claim to be "Christian" or whatever are just really agnostic or atheist.
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I honestly don't want a religious president to take abortion / gay marriage rights away, god knows where i live we have enough nutjobs trying to do it in the state gov't already.
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Fucken Hilarious!!!! I tip my hat to you sir
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