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Atheists influence politics all the time.
It's 'creation.' Not 'creationism.' The purpose was to show the universe had a beginning- not that it was created in six literal days due to the spoken word of God. I believe that aligns with the scientific community. Unless something changed and I didn't get the memo.
I really have not heard of any athiests trying to spread atheism into politics.
It is the philosophy of American Atheists to win cases and to create favorable law.
American Atheists declines to give those theocrats now in power the ability to destroy the dream of our founders that citizens of our nation would enjoy the right to not be religious.
We will respectfully decline to do battle on any issues other than those where the facts and the law will compel a favorable ruling, no matter how biased the court against us. And thus we will, brick by brick, rebuild the Wall.
According to Ellen Johnson of American Atheists, the approximately 58 million nonbelievers in America can represent an important voting block. With the Godless Americans Political Action Committee, she is trying to make sure that politicians know of us. We can help by continuing to criticize religious idiocy and promote atheism, secular humanism, freethought, and reason. We must not be content to let the Democratic party continue to ignore us.
The Constitution is not a suicide pact. We do not have to take every wrong to court and thereby give some theocrat the right to say that the wrongful behavior is lawful and to let that vile ruling become part of the body of the law that future judges are required to follow. This is both the glory and the danger of the legal doctrine of stare decisis, which means to “stand on the decisions” that have gone before. Brilliant, bold, freedom friendly rulings of prior courts are being systematically swept away by courts that are rendering disastrous rulings in cases with poor facts that provide them with seemingly rational reasons to rule in abominable ways
Your petitioners are Atheists, and they define their lifestyle as follows. An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now – here on earth – for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment."
We are fed up with religion in politics. We want a President who recognizes that it would be inappropriate for him or her to discuss personal religious beliefs while in office. We've had enough of ineffective faith-based policies and are hungry for policies based on scientific findings.
In 2002, during the 20th anniversary party for the Times, Moon said, "The Washington Times will become the instrument in spreading the truth about God to the world."
Originally posted by wylekat
Bush wasn't a bible thumping nut. I forgot about how 'moderate' he was. Why, he never said "God told me to fight (insert bad guy here)". Why, he NEVER used the bible and religion to his own ends? *turns off sarcasm mode*
What did this "christian" do? Rob us blind, and have us set up for the next round of fleecing and raping without even the benefit of a reacharound. Praise God, huh? AND HE, LIKE EVERY OTHER RICH CHRISTIAN, GETS AWAY WITH IT! That was me screaming, BTW. How is it if your religion is right, these people are getting off free as a bird- while the poor suffer (as usual)? I smell a fetid rat in the woodpile.
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Non-religious Americans are a sizeable voting bloc in America and together we can make our voting strength work for us at the polls by electing politicians who support the First Amendment and the Enlightenment values of science, critical thinking and reason.
I had faith But didnt work and neither did praying
Originally posted by orwellianunenlightenment
Besides, the religious are used as pawns in the greater game of control, and "Christians" who have obviously never met Christ, or at least not seen him for a good long while, demand all sorts of draconian restrictions on others, that, ironically, will slap them back in the face eventually. The key to understanding of humanity, I believe, is one of nonjudgment and forgiveness, dissolving the false image, and all else follows. Unfortunately, we live in a world that thrives on the false, projected image, whose myopic view always come to bite humanity in the butt, to destroy whatever good has been created.
You're basically trying to deny atheists are politically active
You can try to excuse or explain away their intentions or contrast their goals and intentions to Christian citizens or say what they are doing is for the right reasons.
Can you acknowledge there are several groups vying for sway in politics?
Can you acknowledge the video in question was teeming with propaganda and absurd examples?
Your answer will be revealing in terms of intellectual honesty. I can acknowledge the fact there are segments of the Christian population who attempt to influence politics. Can you acknowledge other groups attempt to do do the same?
Don't rely on my sources- do your own research. I'm just trying to show you some examples. It's not limited to Christianity or atheism by any means.
I have mentioned it several times before on ATS that I fully advocate separation of church and state because it is something I worry about. So I understand your concern because I'd be concerned too if I thought something I was opposed to was trying to gain political power in that realm.