Poll: Obama's statement opinion
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Obama's nonbeliever remark bothered me
1 2%
Obama's nonbeliever remark didn't bother me
32 60%
I believe in a higher power
4 8%
I do not believe in a higher power
16 30%
Voters: 53.
#1
Hey everyone,

I just read that other thread and the article about obama nonbeliever stuff and I wanna know how that is on UG so I made the same poll here. Let's see what everyone thinks about it here.

edit: damn messed it up
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#2
Poll?
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#3
You might want to try again, those are not all mutually exclusive.

edit: ah yea, you figured.
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#4
Do we REALLY need another thread on this issue?

For this threads sake, Obama's non believer remark did not bother me at all.
#5
dude we don't care.
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#6
Australia!!


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#8
Its offensive to non believers for people to get offended over obama mentioning them tbh.
#9
Whilst I am agnostic, and thus believe in SOME form of higher power, the world could do with someone in a position of power who doesn't asnwer to anyone morally.

Gets **** done.
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#10
I don't understand what the controversy is about. Some people seem to feel that America's national identity is being challenged - comments saying that Obama is trying to redefine the national identity away from one that is strongly Christian are wrong. The words Obama used acknowledge that there are Americans who are atheists (and Jews, and Muslims and Hindus) which is stone cold fact - there are American citizens who are those things. His choice of words;

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers."

Doesn't go at all beyond what I've said, and doesn't have anything to do with saying that the nation itself is not fundamentally Christian. Only that some people in it aren't Christian (again, Fact.)

It's all much ado about nothing.


As an aside, I don't think it would be a bad thing for Obama to shift America's identity away from being so strongly associated with the Christian right. Extensive bible-thumping and too much religion mixed into the government is one of the things that sometimes makes America seem socially backwards. That's just my opinion, though.

I am an atheist, and obviously wasn't bothered by his remark.
#11
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No need for another thread on this and the poll is crap anyway.
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#13
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Whilst I am agnostic, and thus believe in SOME form of higher power, the world could do with someone in a position of power who doesn't asnwer to anyone morally.

Gets **** done.


wut?
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#15
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wut?

He's an agnostic theist.
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#16
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He's an agnostic theist.


I'd go for just theist.
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#17
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I'd go for just theist.

Possibly, but he did say he was an agnostic.
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