An Atheist Candidate for U.S. President?
Posted: 05 May 2012 07:50 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I just nominated Rep Pete Stark, the first openly atheist member of Congress for President in AmericansElect. I really don’t think he’ll become a 3rd party candidate, but, with your support we can, hopefully, deliver a message that a naturalist and nonbeliever can be a bona fide candidate for our highest office in the land. If you agree, please join me:

http://www.americanselect.org/candidate/widget/235340

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Posted: 10 May 2012 09:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Join in while there’s still time. Our favorite atheist in Congress now boasts Presidential supporters from 6 states: more than Rob Portman, Eric Cantor, Rush Limbaugh, and Samuel L Jackson!?!

Nominate Pete Stark on Americans Elect

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Posted: 10 May 2012 10:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Posted: 10 May 2012 05:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Excellent non-verbal reply, F-I-K.  smile

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Posted: 10 May 2012 05:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Posted: 11 May 2012 05:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Touché, Neuro. However, I did not mean to imply that we should sit idly by.  I just think it is more important to choose our battles carefully than to just do anything because something needs to be done. There are plenty of good battles to be fought against the real giants.

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Posted: 11 May 2012 06:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well, KY, then we’ll have to disagree on this one. Just keep in mind that your windmill may be someone else’s cause.

I believe there are too many atheists out there just sitting in their basements grumbling about the fact that there is no god, or spending their time in front of laptops talking to other atheists on chat rooms, rather than going out there and actually doing something about it in the real world!

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Posted: 11 May 2012 06:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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P.S.

Click here to let the rest of the world know that there is, indeed, a self-proclaimed atheist in congress

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Posted: 11 May 2012 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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neuro - 11 May 2012 06:05 AM

Well, KY, then we’ll have to disagree on this one. Just keep in mind that your windmill may be someone else’s cause.

I believe there are too many atheists out there just sitting in their basements grumbling about the fact that there is no god, or spending their time in front of laptops talking to other atheists on chat rooms, rather than going out there and actually doing something about it in the real world!

That may be true. But please don’t assume that those of us who don’t join your cause are like those guys sitting around in the basement. (And I’ll try to do the same.  wink  )

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Posted: 13 May 2012 06:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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FreeInKy - 11 May 2012 06:38 AM
neuro - 11 May 2012 06:05 AM

Well, KY, then we’ll have to disagree on this one. Just keep in mind that your windmill may be someone else’s cause.

I believe there are too many atheists out there just sitting in their basements grumbling about the fact that there is no god, or spending their time in front of laptops talking to other atheists on chat rooms, rather than going out there and actually doing something about it in the real world!

That may be true. But please don’t assume that those of us who don’t join your cause are like those guys sitting around in the basement. (And I’ll try to do the same.  wink  )

Do we atheists resemble this basement dweller?

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Posted: 21 May 2012 09:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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You all can forget about this.

Apparently, Americans Elect could not get any good third party candidates to get enough support (1000 votes in 5 states) to qualify. The response nationwide was much like seen on this discussion forum.

So now I can get out and work on getting the only President to mention the word “nonbelievers” in an Inaugural Address reelectged. I’ll work Virginia and Pennsylvania this year!

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Posted: 21 May 2012 09:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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neuro - 21 May 2012 09:02 AM

So now I can get out and work on getting the only President to mention the word “nonbelievers” in an Inaugural Address reelectged. I’ll work Virginia and Pennsylvania this year!

Now that’s an effort I can (and do) get behind!

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Posted: 21 May 2012 10:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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We’re going to have a hard time in the political sphere as most Americans rank us with rapists! Apparently, philanderers, thieves, closet homosexuals, et. al are allowed in congress but not the atheists. Sounds like a scene from the “Blazing Saddles” movie.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/story/2011-12-10/religion-atheism/51777612/1

 

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Posted: 21 May 2012 10:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Thevillageatheist - 21 May 2012 10:16 AM

...Apparently, philanderers, thieves, closet homosexuals, et. al are allowed in congress but not the atheists…

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To quote Jerry Seinfeld “Not that there’s anything wrong…” with closet homosexuals except that most of them are hypocritical Republicans!

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Posted: 21 May 2012 11:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Not that there’s anything wrong…” with closet homosexuals except that most of them are hypocritical Republicans


My point exactly! wink


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