Do you believe that a None(a religious nonaffiliated person), Atheist, Agnostic or other non-
traditional spiritualist will EVER been elected President of the United States in the near future? Why? Why not?
In the near future? no. It's still very common place to label atheists/agnostics or other religions as lacking moral fiber or not being trustworthy etc. In 50 - 100 years from now - yes, but in the near future I'd be quite shocked if that happened.
It's very depressing, but getting elected as a self-confessed atheist or agnostic probably will remain difficult for many years time. Apparently no members of Congress are currently openly atheist, and it was only in 2014 that the first ever openly atheist candidate even ran for Congress.
Several opinion polls have been published which suggest gays, Muslims, pot smokers and adulterers all stand a better chance of being elected in America than atheists!!! (I don't have anything against gays or Muslims - or perhaps even pot smokers - but even so, that seems a bizarre statistic).
Why is America so mistrustful of atheism and agnosticism, despite the fact that a very significant minority (up to 20%) of Americans do not believe in God? Is it because they think atheists lack morality? Despite knowledge of the countless millions who have died or been persecuted with intolerance by those of faith?
The prejudice against people who choose to live by research- based evidence rather than the words of religious texts written more than a millenium ago, causes raised eyebrows in almost all other enlightened countries. In these countries, science and evolution have become accepted as facts which believers simply have to reconcile with their faith, and atheism is recognised as being not in any way detrimental to moral systems of government.
There will eventually be an atheist president, because sense will eventually prevail, but perhaps not in my lifetime.
by Castlepaloma 7 years ago
I had to do this Casgil, I have no understanding where you are coming from. What do you self proclaim yourself as or to what degree do you connection with god, or agnostic or atheist. I would trust your opinion about yourself or how you define yourself because the best opinion in the world is...
by TruthDebater 8 years ago
Atheist, Religious/Theist, Agnostic. Out of these beliefs or non beliefs in relation to a God, which belief or non belief system is the smartest and most honest? Agnostic gets my vote because I don't see enough evidence one way or the other that can rule a God out or in. Which belief or non belief...
by HattieMattieMae 6 years ago
Seen a video that asked this question! If one some feel the world would be better without religion, or supernatural, spiritual. Explain how it would make people's lives better?
by Lela 2 years ago
What do you know about atheists or agnostics?Please be frank and honest. I will only delete answers that do not answer the question, so no proselytizing for your religion! You may link to valid resources, but you may not copy/paste an answer. Use your own words and thoughts about what you know...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
What makes the more traditional & fundamentalist religionists fear the atheist/agnostic? WHATare THEY afraid of?
by Jake Brannen 2 years ago
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