Would you vote for an atheis?

United States
October 11, 2006 4:17pm CST
Say there's a national election going on. You have two candidates to chose from. One is only moderately qualified(ie. experienced, trusted, proven) but had the same religoin as you. The other was very smart, honest, forthcoming but was an atheist. Would you vote for an atheist if his views matched yours other than religoin, or would the mediocre candidate of your own faith get your vote? Force
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
21 Oct 06
I would not vote for an atheist. In such a case as you described, I would probably stay home.
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• United States
21 Oct 06
Thanks Deenna. So if you had the choice you would vote for someone whom you don't agree with politically if he shared your religion? Force
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@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
22 Oct 06
Look again. I said I would stay at home.
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• United States
22 Oct 06
Oh yeah, thanks. I stay home alot too. Some people will vote with a certain group to which they belong. Be it a political party, church, union. It's best to make individual choices based solely on the person involved. In many cases staying home sends the best message. Force
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@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
24 Oct 06
I'd be in luck because I'm an atheist. If the situation was reversed though, I'd vote for the best candidate, no matter what his or her religious views.
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• United States
24 Oct 06
Good answer Tanya8. Especially the last part. People should judge a candidate on wether or not they trust his platform, not how they pray or don't pray. Thank you Force
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• United States
1 Nov 06
I would if his views matched mine. I don't believe that religon belongs in politics. As long as he promised to maintain the things that are important to me I would vote for them.
• Netherlands
1 Nov 06
Since in America.... The beauty is that religeon and state are supposed to be seperate. This said, I wouldn't want to know the person's religeon but only their resume and list of things that they are behind. You know, what they stand for politically only. I don't care about what church they subscribe to. What difference does it make if they are an Atheist? This wouldn't effect their career.