Atheists and Sarah Palin

vjack at Atheist Revolution sees danger. He’s right. But it is not just American Atheists that are at risk, but so are most Christians, even Evangelical Christians. They just don’t see it, yet. Will they before election day? He writes:

Palin also sounds increasingly dangerous to American atheists. Consider the following quote and then see how it sounds if you replace “Alaska” with “America.” Chilling.

I can do my job there in developing our natural resources and doing things like getting the roads paved and making sure our troopers have their cop cars and their uniforms and their guns, and making sure our public schools are funded,” she added. “But really all of that stuff doesn’t do any good if the people of Alaska’s heart isn’t right with God.

I agree with Americans United for Separation of Church and State. We do not need politicians who act like national pastors; we need leaders who unite diverse individuals around policy goals.

And that diversity must include those who are believers in God. Keep in mind that statements like the one above are not new in American political rhetoric and we may be overreacting to Palin on this score. I doubt it, however, for I don’t see an evidence that this is just rhetoric. Atheist Revolution: Palin as Pastor-in-Chief

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2 Responses to Atheists and Sarah Palin

  1. vjack says:

    I think you make an excellent point that it is not just atheists who have something to fear from Palin. Christians who value their religion and recognize the important of separation of church and state have much to fear as well. Palin is not just bad for nonbelievers; she’s bad for America.

  2. Mark Stevens says:

    It is appalling to me, absolutely appaling that there are social conservatives that have decided that it would be in, not only their best interest, but the entire nations best interest to elect someone as vice president who is not only an intellectual deficient, but rejects the merits of science over superstition, who would attempt to force her stunted view of morality on the nation, who is a blatant liar, who is a Rovian clone and who supports the worst president in American history.

    What could she possibly do when she has to come eyeball to eyeball with the likes of Vladimir Putin, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or Hu Jintao? She would wither like an ant under a magnifying glass.

    It’s just beyond me, how anyone in this country could ignore all of the massive issues that are facing our country at this time in our history and simply ignore them and choose to elect someone who is so obviously and enormously unqualified for the job based entirely on the fact that she is a hockey mom and a fundamentalist Christian. Isn’t part of what we are supposed to fighting against fundamentalist religion? FUCK! What is wrong with you people?

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