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we petition the obama administration to: Look into state constitutions banning atheists from holding public office.

They're actually serious. I think the words listed sums up everyone's feelings rather nicely:

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Belief in a higher power should not be a criteria for holding public office anywhere in the United States of America.


How does MandR feel? How hilarious is it that others are denied political positions based on lack of specific faith? I mean, a majority-Atheist state wouldn't ban Theists from taking office, that would be rude and silly.

Why does the double-standard for Theists exist in this way?
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To be fair, as stupid as those laws are they're considered what's called "blue" laws. They exist only in word and are never enforced if only because to do so would bring big time Constitutional great vengeance and furious anger on their heads.
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we petition the obama administration to: Look into state constitutions banning atheists from holding public office.

They're actually serious. I think the words listed sums up everyone's feelings rather nicely:

smart people
Belief in a higher power should not be a criteria for holding public office anywhere in the United States of America.


How does MandR feel? How hilarious is it that others are denied political positions based on lack of specific faith? I mean, a majority-Atheist state wouldn't ban Theists from taking office, that would be rude and silly.

Why does the double-standard for Theists exist in this way?

Woah .__.

(Btw are you cosplaying the monarch from venture brothers? XD)
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1) You cannot know what a majority atheist state would have in its constitutions regarding who is allowed to run for office because a majority atheist state doesn't exist, unless you use state to mean country.

2) If you use state to mean country, you're pretty stupid to say that.

3) These laws are blue laws written hundreds of years ago and are almost never considered.

    Therefore, I'm not particularly concerned.
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What is a blue law and how is this one?

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What is a blue law and how is this one?


Blue laws in the United States

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"chldish"?
OHSHITATYPO


Childish...I see...
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What is a blue law and how is this one?
Blue laws in the United States
Sure makes me glad to be an Oregonian. Makes me feel like a truly free American.
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It makes me feel the spice-rack is revolting.
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Sure makes me glad to be an Oregonian. Makes me feel like a truly free American.


It makes me feel the spice-rack is revolting.
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The spice must flow.
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Sure makes me glad to be an Oregonian. Makes me feel like a truly free American.
It makes me feel the spice-rack is revolting.
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Sure makes me glad to be an Oregonian. Makes me feel like a truly free American.
It makes me feel the spice-rack is revolting.
- ninja
wut :I


Next the Turmericians will be wanting liberal representation, and that's a soup nobody wants to be in.
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Sure makes me glad to be an Oregonian. Makes me feel like a truly free American.
It makes me feel the spice-rack is revolting.
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Oreganorian he thought you spelled a spice.
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The spice must flow.

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But seriously, if church and state are suppose to be separate, why are they trying to keep atheists out? It shouldn't matter what someone's religious status is. Just because someone doesn't believe in a high power or does believe in one doesn't mean they are morally superior....if that makes sense.
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But seriously, if church and state are suppose to be separate, why are they trying to keep atheists out?


Because they interpret "separation of church and state" to mean that the state cannot establish a religion, rather than that the state cannot give preferential treatment to a religion, etc.

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