Don’t admit you’re an atheist if you’re running for Congress

…In this era of increasing diversity and the breaking of long-rigid political-demographic barriers, there is no self-identifying atheist in national politics. Indeed, throughout history, only one self-identified atheist in the U.S. Congress comes to mind, the late California Democrat Peter Stark…

This puts the country at odds with democracies the world over that have elected openly godless – or at least openly skeptical – leaders who went on to become revered national figures, such as Jawaharlal Nehru in India, Sweden’s Olof Palme, Jose Mujica in Uruguay and Israel’s Golda Meir. New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, the global leader who has arguably navigated the coronavirus crisis with the most credit, says she is agnostic…

In a country that changed its original national motto in 1956 from the secular “E pluribus unum” – “out of many, one” – to the faithful “In God We Trust,” it seems people don’t trust someone who doesn’t believe in God.

Most Americans likely don’t even know this happened. Part of the larger propaganda campaign that accompanied the Cold War.

I’ve been an atheist since I knew enough science to make a decision about belief in the real world versus superstition. About 13 years old. A philosophical materialist since I was 18 and truly enjoyed the investigation of systems of reason and decision-making.

After all these years, I never have bumped into any sound argument to reverse those two conclusions. In fact, every step forward in science and knowledge reinforces my understanding.

2 thoughts on “Don’t admit you’re an atheist if you’re running for Congress

  1. Babble study says:

    “Nashville city officials are investigating a massive gathering of thousands of maskless worshippers who tightly packed onto a local courthouse’s steps Sunday night. It was the latest stop of a “Let Us Worship” tour by a controversial musician and religious activist who has drawn ire from leaders across the country for his take on pandemic-era faith.” https://www.thedailybeast.com/nashville-spooked-about-coronavirus-after-sean-feucht-brings-pandemic-preacher-tour-to-tennessee

  2. Apostate says:

    “President Donald Trump continues to be White Christians’ preferred candidate for the November election, but support among voters in three major traditions – White Catholics, White Protestants who are not evangelical and even White evangelical Protestants – has slipped since August, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.” (10/13/20) https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/10/13/white-christians-continue-to-favor-trump-over-biden-but-support-has-slipped/
    “Michigan billboard campaign contrasts Trump’s words against Jesus’” https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/10/13/billboard-contrasts-words-trump-jesus/5976842002/ “The campaign, called “His Words Matter,” is an effort by the liberal evangelical group Vote Common Good to persuade Christian voters that the things President Donald Trump has said on the campaign trail and in office “stand in opposition to the words of Jesus Christ.”

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