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Would You Vote in an Atheist for President?

Discussion in 'General Political Discussion' started by Landon Caeli, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Yes, presidents should be actively Christian

    6.3%
  2. No it doesn't matter the spiritual or religious beliefs of POTUS

    75.0%
  3. Presidents should at least be spiritual

    6.3%
  4. Presidents should have some kind of religious affiliation

    6.3%
  5. I prefer someone solidly atheist

    6.3%
  1. Landon Caeli

    Landon Caeli ~□~

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    Nearly every president in the US has been a Christian. I was just wondering if that plays a major role in your decision making, or if that's just a coincidence these days...

    So does your president have to be Christian? or religious..? or spiritual..? Or does that stuff not matter much compared to political views.
     
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  2. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Hide The Pain

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    Presidents should be Christians because everyone should be a Christian. But I'm a pragmatist on this question. I would not refuse to vote for a person simply because they were not a Christian.
     
  3. public hermit

    public hermit social troglodyte Supporter

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    I would vote for anyone who seemed to me would make a good president, regardless of their religion or lack thereof. The only candidate I would not vote for, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is anyone who had a TV show called The Apprentice.
     
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  4. Strathos

    Strathos No one important

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    I'd weigh political positions above religious ones for a president.
     
  5. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

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    Yeah to me the religion of the candidate is a non-issue. Just because somebody identifies as a Christian publically doesn't mean that he would run the country in a way I agree with. The opposite is true as well. A non-Christian is just as capable of support my political beliefs as a Christian.
     
  6. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A "Christian" cannot be president and follow the Sermon on the Mount.
     
  7. Occams Barber

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    I'm disappointed that this question is even considered relevant, although given the pro-Christian bias in the US, I'm not surprised.

    The Australian attitude to the religion of their Prime Minister can be summed up in the following quote:

    Religious belief has played a major part in the adult lives of no more than half of Australia's 27 prime ministers. For some it has been a driving force and a central part of their public personality. But for many others it has been a trivial characteristic.
    The religious beliefs of Australia's prime ministers (eurekastreet.com.au)

    In other words, the Australian electorate doesn't consider the PM's religion as a particularly significant issue.

    OB
     
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  8. Albion

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    ?? What would prevent any of us, presidents included, from following these admonitions?


    Matthew 5:21-26 - Anger and Murder
    Matthew 5:27-30 - Lust and Adultery
    Matthew 5:31-32 - Divorce and Remarriage
    Matthew 5:33-37 - Oaths
    Matthew 5:38-42 - Eye for an Eye
    Matthew 5:43-48 - Love your enemies
    Matthew 6:1-4 - Give to the Needy
    Matthew 6:5-15 - How to Pray
    Matthew 6:16-18 - How to Fast
    Matthew 6:19-24 - Treasures in Heaven
    Matthew 6:25-34 - Do not worry
    Matthew 7:1-6 - Do not judge hypocritically
    Matthew 7:7-12 - Ask, Seek, Knock
    Matthew 7:13-14 - The Narrow Gate
    Matthew 7:15-23 - False Prophets
    Matthew 7:24-27 - The Wise Builder
     
  9. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    War and killing enemies for one.
     
  10. Albion

    Albion Facilitator

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    Which "one" (which verse) are you referring to?
     
  11. Pavel Mosko

    Pavel Mosko Arch-Dude of the Apostolic Supporter

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    In theory yes, but in practicality would be very hard and very rare. I would want somebody like Alain De Botton of "the School of Life", someone who has appreciation for the positive contributions of Christianity to western culture and thought.

    However I'm afraid when it comes to politics and the various ambitions that come with that you would get someone who is much less benign. Probably not on the order or Pol Pot, Mao or Stalin, but maybe an atheist version of Hilary Clinton, or maybe a Richard Dawkins who also wants to use his political power to deplatform, silence and eventually reeducate Christians into his ideal of a godless utopia.


     
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  12. Dave L

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    Does love your enemies ring a bell? Here did Christians in the NT take part in war rather than flee?
     
  13. Occams Barber

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    LOL - watch out for the evil atheists. This ridiculous (and offensive) stereotype sounds like something torn from the pages of a Christian comic book.

    OB
     
  14. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Anytime the Church controls the State, many die.
     
  15. Arcangl86

    Arcangl86 Newbie

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    Hilary Clinton is a life long United Methodist and even had a daily devotions written for her on the campaign trail.
     
  16. Albion

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    Nothing is going to "ring a bell," Dave, until and unless you connect something to one of the points in the Sermon on the Mount.

    Best I can tell, none of us is incapable of helping the poor, fasting, praying, adhering to Christian principles on marriage and divorce, loving our enemies, and so on.
     
  17. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Jesus said we do not fight because his kingdom is not of this world. How many have the institutional churches killed in Christ's name? Do you think tares might do this instead of true believers?
     
  18. Rene Loup

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    I will vote for anyone with Judeo-Christian culture's best interests in mind.

    ...And it is NOT limited to JUST abortion and homosexuality.
     
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  19. Albion

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    What verse from the Sermon on the Mount are you referring to there?

    The institutional churches were not part of your statement. It was about Christians supposedly not being able to serve as president and adhere to what's in the Sermon on the Mount.
     
  20. Dave L

    Dave L Well-Known Member Supporter

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    How do you follow Christ in the military where you are unequally yoked with unbelievers? And follow their commands instead of God's?
     
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