Skip to comments.Atheists bummed by Democrats' God flip ("a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers.")
Posted on 09/06/2012 7:51:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
God has returned to the Democratic Party platform, a move some atheists say is a step backward in tolerance for nonbelievers.
Were disappointed, Teresa MacBain, spokeswoman for American Atheists, told POLITICO. What appeared to be a bold move by the Democrats to be inclusive has been pulled away. It sends a mixed message. Many, many people who are nonbelievers fall in the lines of the Democrats.
The party was criticized for removing God and Jerusalem from its platform. It reversed the decision earlier Wednesday to reflect President Barack Obamas views.
Republicans, not to mention some Democrats, had criticized the party for removing the language. GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan told Fox News on Wednesday morning that Democrats had purged the language from the platform.
Its not in keeping with our founding documents, our founding vision, Ryan said. Id guess youd have to ask the Obama administration why they purged all this language from their platform.
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I think Macbain adn her other atheistic followers should make a statement and NOT VOTE in November. Or better yet, start their own 3rd party of Jewhaters.
Leftists are freaking insane
Ask me how I can while not being a Christian/Jew/Hindu/Buddist...don't bother with Islam. Ask me and I will tell you how a secularist can believe in such values, but not believe in the religion.
They had a similar picture from the RNC over the rules changes there. Both establishments are so sure of the vote ahead of time.
I don’t see the mention of God in a general way, e.g., in the Declaration of Independence, Pledge of Allegiance or in political speeches and documents as a coercive establishment of a religion (i.e., breach of the establishment clause). If you don’t believe, you can ignore those bits. Rather I see it as a reasonable accomodation to free exercise (i.e., the free exercise clause) by giving voice to the religious beliefs and sentiments of what is still I believe the majority of the people that the body politic should make some general acknowledgement of God our Creator. I see that as completely different from, say, applying a religious test to public office or some other coercive measure.
I am an "unbeliever", but not only have "tolerance" for those who believe in a hands-on god, I fully support those who live by the Golden Rule. Ask me why, although that already explains much of my position.
Like John Adams said in a letter to his wife....”That’s their problem”.
“Backward” is the new “Forward”
In MY opinion ... the NO's had it
If he had called a fourth vote, I'm convinced whomever had a larynx left would have busted it shouting NO !
The dems are muslim are Godless and they have no one to blame but themselves.
code for acceptance of achievement of self-actualization by means of permissive, subjectivistic, relativistic morality, and alternative and experimental lifestyles.
Sorry, no-can-do. There's a biblical injunction against it:
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you will be like him yourself....Proverbs 26:4
With those credentials they could vote for Ron Paul.
This flip-flop suits me fine — now *everybody* is pissed at the Donks.
Please listen to Savage at the link
The words of Patrick J. Buchanan
Savage nailed it, as did Buchanan.
I'll tell you anyways: Whether a great god in the sky (though obviously non-active), or some mysterious divine intervention, or just shit happened in the Big Bang, all humans have pretty much the same emotions. I've seen it my world travels while Navy.
Point is that most humans have empathy and sympathy in their brain pan or heart if you will. They need not believe in a higher power to feel and think. The Christian/Judeo ethics (no matter the source) have bettered this world in countless ways. Most people subscribe to the age old axiom of "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." That's how I live my life because I don't want to hurt anyone - again, empathy.
It makes sense, because it is the fine line between civilization and anarchy. That's how I can believe in such human values without the need for a paternal god to show me that such values work on a secular level.
Disclaimer: I am a diest, much like Thomas Jefferson in early days. I'm not so stupid as to not believe there is something amazing behind the big bang and all that occurs in our universe. Just don't quote scriptures of old superstitious men who thought the world was flat and the Sun revolved around the Earth. Your Biblical quotes are lost on me.
Last thought: I admire most peace-loving religions (Islam aside), and appreciate their faith. I wish I had the same, but my intellect won't allow me to believe one particular religion or book knows what's really behind this all.
I fully support Israel and any individual/nation that wants to live in peace and prosper by their own means. It's simply a good thing for mankind.
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