Would you vote for a president who happens to be an atheist?

Would anybody here absolutely avoid voting for an atheist president just because he is an atheist? Why? Polls show most Americans prefer a gay / black / female president over an atheist

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Doctor What9 years ago
Of course. People shouldn't vote based on religion, sex, creed, or color. They should vote based on what is going to be best for the country, and that has absolutely nothing to do with any of those things.
I really don't care about their religious affiliation as long as they have good standpoints on other issues.
Patrik9 years ago
You mean - someone like Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, or Abe Lincoln?

"History I believe furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance, of which their political as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purpose."

"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man."

- Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President, author, scientist, architect, educator, and diplomat

"The Bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession. I could never give assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma."

- Abraham Lincoln, American president (1809-1865).

"This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it."

-John Adams, U.S. President, Founding Father of the United States

(Disclaimer - not all of these would call themselves atheists per se - perhaps agnostics or deists. But let's not quibble the finer points...)

More quotes from famous atheists.
zachninme9 years ago
I'm going to assume that people think that atheist = moral-less = anti-christian.
Why bump an old thread?
Damn, this is really old... I saw it on the most-commented-forums thing...
Ah, never mind, i hadn't had my coffee yet, makes me an ass!:-)
Yes, that seems to be the main thought in this topic, which is a shame really D:
MDude10 years ago
I would support an athiest president as much as any other, and wouldn't mind a gay/black/female head of the executive branch either. However, I think the ability of the president to pass executive orders and control the military outside of war should be much more limited no matter who holds office.
KentsOkay10 years ago
I would prefer an aethiest/black/female president WAY more than a gay one. An aethiest would be fine, who says you gotta be religeous to be good? I don't have any problems with a black president, what's wrong with black people? I would avidly support Collin Powell if he were to run. A lady president would be perfectly allright as well, however I would have some serious problems with Hillary Clinton as president. I would avoid voting for a gay president, because come on, isn't that just a little weird?
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