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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2012, 01:37:29 AM »
I suddenly feel an urge to suspect the intelligence of political authority. Should I lie down?

Intelligence? Political? Pftt. Those two words just don't go well together when the overall meaning of a sentence is positive. Keep standing, it would be easier to run that way. ;)
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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2012, 05:38:23 AM »
I suddenly feel an urge to suspect the intelligence of political authority. Should I lie down?

Intelligence? Political? Pftt. Those two words just don't go well together when the overall meaning of a sentence is positive. Keep standing, it would be easier to run that way. ;)
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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2012, 12:32:35 AM »
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So, say Asmo decided to move to Texas and run for governor.  He would not have to acknowledge the existence of God - he could simply say that he does acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being (himself), and he would qualify.  It doesn't exactly ban atheists from public office.

Isn't that kinda like saying segregation is ok as long as it's separate but equal? Or better like saying Jim Crow laws are ok as long as they aren't against minorities, just people who aren't white? (not that I'm saying you're advocating racism) It's a "heathen" filter plain and simple.
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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2012, 07:28:11 AM »
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So, say Asmo decided to move to Texas and run for governor.  He would not have to acknowledge the existence of God - he could simply say that he does acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being (himself), and he would qualify.  It doesn't exactly ban atheists from public office.

Isn't that kinda like saying segregation is ok as long as it's separate but equal? Or better like saying Jim Crow laws are ok as long as they aren't against minorities, just people who aren't white? (not that I'm saying you're advocating racism) It's a "heathen" filter plain and simple.

I think it's more like when Asmo becomes President, and decides to say "so help me Asmo" during the oath.

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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2012, 08:34:13 PM »
I think it's more like when Asmo becomes President, and decides to say "so help me Asmo" during the oath.

On the plus side, money with his lumpy image on it will look a lot more amusing than what we have now.
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Re: Atheist ban from public office.
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2012, 11:05:36 PM »
I think it's more like when Asmo becomes President, and decides to say "so help me Asmo" during the oath.

On the plus side, money with his lumpy image on it will look a lot more amusing than what we have now.


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