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Do Atheists as voters care at all, about what the person running for President's

  1. Michele Travis profile image70
    Michele Travisposted 5 years ago

    Do Atheists as voters care at all, about what the person running for President's religion is?

    After all what if a person running for President is a  Muslim?  A true American, peaceful and truly for the United States of America.  But still a Muslim.  Would that change the minds of the Atheists?

  2. TheManWithNoPants profile image73
    TheManWithNoPantsposted 5 years ago

    Not in the least.  I'm not an athiest, but it doesn't matter.  Neither person truly follows their religion.  The Washington game is their religion so it's a non factor whether you're a believer or non believer.   We can turn this around though!
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    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for the connection you gave.  It is a very good one.

  3. Georgie Lowery profile image96
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    As an atheist, I don't really care what anybody's religion is as long as it's kept safely away from government policy. A person's religion (or lack of it) isn't what makes them a good or bad person anyway.

    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering this question. I do agree with you.

  4. Jesse Mugnier profile image73
    Jesse Mugnierposted 5 years ago

    I am not an atheist, I am agnostic, and I don't care what anybody chooses as religion including the president. However, I do care if he or she uses their religion to impact the way they run the country.
    Take abortion for example, everyone is up in arms about it. If our future president says "Well, I'm this religion and we don't believe in abortion so I am outlawing it", I won't vote for him. That's not looking out for everyone, it's not taking into consideration every aspect of every situation where a woman could end up pregnant. This is just one of many examples.
    I don't care what color skin they have, who they pray (or don't pray) to, or what their gender is. I just want someone who will listen and think about things from every point of view and make an honest decision for the American people.

    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you also for your comment.  Changing a policy because of religion, at least I believe, is not a good idea.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 5 years ago

    As an atheist, I know that I will never see a non-believer in the white house. At least, not in my lifetime. So which religion they choose is irrelevant. However, as others have stated, the way they use that religion in their policies can have a big influence on how I vote. For example, if they don't believe in evolution, or global warming, or gay marriage, then they aren't fit to be president. A president has to base their administration on facts, not faith. So I will always follow the candidate who can separate the two.

    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you.  Separation of Church and State is very important to the United States.

  6. Sapper profile image70
    Sapperposted 5 years ago

    For the most part, no. At the same time, I would never vote for anyone who is extremely religious. I want the person who is going to dramatically effect my life over the next 4 years to "take orders" from the people who elected them, not their imaginary friend. Past that, it really doesn't matter.

    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your comment,   I agree with you.

  7. Sonneborn profile image61
    Sonnebornposted 5 years ago

    As an 'I don't know what I am' I think that if religion plays even the slightest part in someone's choice (no matter what their religious views are) of who they are voting for then that person is extremely ignorant and is voting for entirely the wrong reasons and should not be voting at all.

    1. Michele Travis profile image70
      Michele Travisposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you,  I agree with you very much on your answer.  Even though I am a Christian,  I still do not believe any politician should be using his or her religion in any political choice.

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