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Believing or not believing in God has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
HORRIBLE COMMUNIST LIKE STALIN...
WE NEED GOD'S KINGDOM!
well george washington, thomas jefferson, john adams, and ben franklin seemed to do a pretty good job.
"The United States in is no sense founded upon the Christian religion." George Washington
"Revealed religion has no weight with me." Benjamin Franklin
"I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature." Thomas Jefferson
"This could be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it." John Adams
"I disbelieve all holy men and holy books." Thomas Paine
"Religions are all alike, founded upon fables and myths." Thomas Jefferson
"In no instance have churches been the guardians of the liberties of the people." James Madison
"The Christian god is cruel, vindictive, capricious, and unjust." Thomas Jefferson
"What has been Christianity's fruits? Superstition, bigotry, and persecution." James Madison
Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and tortuous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness with which more than half the Bibleis filled, it would be more consistent that we call it the word of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize
mankind." Thomas Paine
"The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession."
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise
of fighting a foreign enemy.
"I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." Susan B. Anthony
"If we look back into history for the character of the present sects in Christianity, we shall find few that have not in their turns been persecutors, and complainers ofpersecution. The primitive Christians thought persecution extremely wrong in the Pagans, but practiced it on one another. The first Protestants of the Church of England blamed persecution in the Romish Church, but practiced it upon the Puritans. They found it wrong in Bishops, but fell into the practice themselves both here (England) and in New England."
"I looked around for God's judgments, but saw no signs of them."
"Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned; yet we have not advanced an inch
towards uniformity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth."
"Experience witnesseth that ecclesiastical establishments, instead of maintaining the purity and efficacy of religion, have had a contrary operation. During almost fifteen
centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution."
"As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?"
Personally, I would make a secular government, not a government that enforces atheism. And atheists have very different views on politics and morality, because we are not bound together by our unbelief. Sure, we have some atheist groups in some places, but for the most part we have many different views. Laws aren't always based on morality either. The speed limit is a law and I would find it hard pressed to find someone that can argue the morality of driving at that limit.
And religion does not teach absolute morals. The bible itself condones slavery and incest. Today those things are considered quite immoral. And just 200 years ago slavery itself was considered moral. And even 1000 years ago incest was moral of people of royal blood to keep the family blood. Therefore morality is subjective.
And just because we don't believe in God does not mean that we don't agree with people on anything else. Our laws would be made to best suit the people, as they are who we are more concerned about.
And no, not all atheistic governments have been dictatorships. Mostly because there has never been an atheist government. Sure, there have been communist dictatorships that were run by atheists, but it wasn't an atheist government it was a communist one. And while we are on that road, what about all of the Christian governments that have existed since Jesus, and I am sure we will find more corruption, war, and death then with atheist leaders.
Who paid for your schooling? They wasted their money.
A non theistic one
Well, I think they would go a lot better than any theocracy