Poll: Does the question posed by TS bother you?
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View poll results: Does the question posed by TS bother you?
Yes, very much so
38 50%
Yeah, a little bit
12 16%
Indifferent
9 12%
No, not really
7 9%
No, not at all
10 13%
Voters: 76.
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#1
Does it bother you that the idea of an American president who is non-Christian and unmarried stands next to no chance of being elected? If you guys think there is a chance, please explain your reasoning. I personally, cannot foresee in my lifetime an American president who is an agnostic/atheist and unmarried hold the position of Commander in Chief.
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#2
I doubt people 50 years ago would have imagined a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama being president either.
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#4
We didn't think a black guy could be president either.

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Last edited by bradulator at Jan 23, 2012,
#5
But if he cheats on his dying wife with cancer he is a front runner.

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#6
no. I'm sure there are and have been atheist presidents. actually, I'm absolutely certain. obviously they can't be open about it which is a problem both now and then. but then again, lots of atheists kind act like assholes. they talk so hyperbolically about their wish to see religion gone that it's no wonder atheist politicians will suffer from guilt by association. except that atheist senator in Nebraska or somewhere that tried to file a lawsuit against god. that was pretty funny.
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#7
Quote by StewieSwan
I doubt people 50 years ago would have imagined a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama being president either.


Agreed, but he is still married and is Christian. All I posed where the stigmas of religion and marital status.
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#9
Quote by )v(egaFan90
Agreed, but he is still married and is Christian. All I posed where the stigmas of religion and marital status.


NO HE'S NOT, HE'S MUSLIM.
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#10
I don't have a problem with candidates being Christian and such. Change takes time though, so I won't be surprised if an atheist/agnostic president comes in the next 50 years.
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#11
Quote by Trowzaa
NO HE'S NOT, HE'S MUSLIM.


Quote by Wikipedia
Obama is a Christian whose religious views developed in his adult life. He wrote in The Audacity of Hope that he "was not raised in a religious household". He described his mother, raised by non-religious parents (whom Obama has specified elsewhere as "non-practicing Methodists and Baptists"), to be detached from religion, yet "in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I have ever known". He described his father as "raised a Muslim", but a "confirmed atheist" by the time his parents met, and his stepfather as "a man who saw religion as not particularly useful". Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand "the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change".


I'm not defending the guy, I personally don't like him. However, this excerpt is the sort of BS I'm talking about. He was brought up not religious and the game of politics brought him to Christianity.
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#12
Quote by bradulator
I don't have a problem with candidates being Christian and such. Change takes time though, so I won't be surprised if an atheist/agnostic president comes in the next 50 years.


Just to be clear, I have no problem with candidates being Christian and married either. It's more of the fact that candidates who don't fit that profile seem to be at an extreme disadvantage.
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Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass!

It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
#13
Quote by )v(egaFan90
I'm not defending the guy, I personally don't like him. However, this excerpt is the sort of BS I'm talking about. He was brought up not religious and the game of politics brought him to Christianity.



I was only joking.

But realistically, yeah, it annoys me and I'm not even American. It's as if you guys are stuck 50 years in the past when it comes to electing leaders.
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#14
You have the bible belt to thank for that.
Separating church and state has never existed, as much as people would like to say it does. That's what has to change. Not because Im anti religious, but because a country should not be run on personal beliefs what are not shared by literally everyone, or even half of the population, but instead on what can make the country and its societies stronger.
Of course, what government is run properly, right? If it's not religion, it's corporations. If it's neither, it's a dictatorship or communism.
#15
Australia has a athiest, Anti-Monarchist, Female, Redhead, leader of the semi-socialist labour party as Prime Minister.
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#16
Quote by BIGEV95
Australia has a athiest, Anti-Monarchist, Female, Redhead, leader of the semi-socialist labour party as Prime Minister.


And England has a vagina as Prime Minister.
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#17
Quote by BIGEV95
Australia has a athiest, Anti-Monarchist, Female, Redhead, leader of the semi-socialist labour party as Prime Minister.


Dunno what she looks like, but she sounds like quite a milf.
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#18
Quote by Pagan_Poetry
Dunno what she looks like, but she sounds like quite a milf.
God i hope I'm not wrong.


Meh.
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#20
A non-Christian president doesn't believe in our God. There's your fundamental restriction...
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#22
We have had an unmarried president, James Buchanan.

I voted that TS's question made me uncomfortable because he didn't use question marks at all.
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#24
Quote by snipelfritz
We have had an unmarried president, James Buchanan.

I voted that TS's question made me uncomfortable because he didn't use question marks at all.


You're right....fair enough.
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Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass!

It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
#25
Quote by WaterGod
Romney isn't a Christian ......


I'm aware....he's also not our president.
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Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass!

It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
Last edited by )v(egaFan90 at Jan 23, 2012,
#26
Quote by )v(egaFan90
I'm aware....he's also not our president.


He could be.
#27
Quote by WaterGod
He could be.


Well, let's just see if he manages to do so. I'll give you one if he does become president.
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Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass!

It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
#28
Quote by WaterGod
Romney isn't a Christian ......



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


They just have Jesus Christ in the name of their church to troll people.
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#29
Quote by WaterGod
Romney isn't a Christian ......

Well maybe the principles of Mormonism might not be similar to Christianity... but the "Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days" is still pretty christy. as opposed to being a whole different set of beliefs like Islam
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#30
Quote by StewieSwan
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


They just have Jesus Christ in the name of their church to troll people.


Ehhh...that's a can of worms I don't want to get into.
People don't really go to heaven when they die. They're taken to a special place and burned - Sherlock Holmes


Your authority is not recognized in Fort Kickass!

It's not like bullshit, more like poetry.
#31
Quote by StewieSwan
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


They just have Jesus Christ in the name of their church to troll people.


And they believe Adam and Eve we're from Missouri!
#32
Mormons, are for all intents and purposes, Christian.
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#33
Quote by )v(egaFan90
Does it bother you that the idea of an American president who is non-Christian and unmarried stands next to no chance of being elected? If you guys think there is a chance, please explain your reasoning. I personally, cannot foresee in my lifetime an American president who is an agnostic/atheist and unmarried hold the position of Commander in Chief.

part of it is that you have a vast majority )esp in the south) who say

"Whaat? he ain' christian? oh hell naw!"

the single, well....
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#35
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Well maybe the principles of Mormonism might not be similar to Christianity... but the "Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Days" is still pretty christy. as opposed to being a whole different set of beliefs like Islam


Islam also believes in the bible and Jesus. Whether you believe Mormonism is christian or not just because of its name is irrevalent as a lot of right wing christians think Mormonism is a cult.
#36
Quote by Twist of fate
America is founded under God. I guess an atheist/agnostic president just won't win the republican vote?


No it's not.
#37
Quote by StewieSwan
I doubt people 50 years ago would have imagined a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama being president either.


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I doubt people 50 years ago would have imagined a black guy named Barack Hussein Obama being president either.

EDIT - ^Bitch

No shit? You really didn't just copy his post? Fuck, dude.
#38
[quote="'-[NiL"]-']No shit? You really didn't just copy his post? Fuck, dude.
What!? He totally did!

Good call, NiL.
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#39
Quote by WaterGod
Romney isn't a Christian ......


There are thousands of Christian denominations, Mormonism is just one of them.
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#40
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No it's not.

Please, recite the pledge of alliegence.

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he separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them,

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that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights


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And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


Kinda hard to refute things like that.

Why o they still pray before every session of congress?

Oh right, because we were founded on those principles.
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