Posted by J, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2009 at 8:12 am
Don't think they would be able to freely practice their religion because they could "offend" or "alienate" some portion of the population.
There was a father who sued the school sysytem a few years back over his daughter reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in school. He felt it was inappropriate because he is an atheist and the Pledge contains the word "God".
The whole world must walk on eggshells to avoid upsetting others. Any Christian President, would be shredded by those determined to be upset about something
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2009 at 8:30 am
I don't care what religion a president is, as long as they are not fanatic. Look at Sanford: the guy is quoting the bible to justify his actions! His religious views are scary, and someone like that would never get my vote.
Also, I would never vote for someone who believes abortion should be illegal even in the case of rape or incest, regardless of their religion.
Posted by m, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2009 at 8:55 am
Isnít that we had with Bush? Why would we want to go back to a corrupt system disguising itself as righteous? The separation of church and state is a good principle. Letís stick to it. Every religion thinks they have the ďrightĒ answer to all of lifeís problems and in turn impose that viewpoint on everyone around them. My neighbors are Christian extremists. They are intolerant, bigoted, loathing creatures. Everyone but them is a devil, evil or not righteous beings. Iím sorry. Politics is secular in nature and should stay that way. By the way, that doesnít mean you should not go to your favorite church and pray in accordance to the rules of the church, just donít do it at a city council meeting.
Posted by Don, a resident of the Birdland neighborhood, on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:41 am
"My neighbors are Christian extremists. They are intolerant, bigoted, loathing creatures. Everyone but them is a devil, evil or not righteous beings."
pretty much sounds like Bush! Remember he invaded Iraq, because god told him to!
He was for sure self absorbed, arrogant and holier than thou! he truly believed he was doing gods work. Remember, Christians believe that anyone not saved by Jesus, or following any other belief system or religion of devil worship and they are going to HELL!
So much for the millions of indigenous peoples on this planet who never had and never will even be exposed to Christianity, the NEWEST modern man made religion.
Perhaps these peoples were designed by god to follow the devil and go to hell?
Perhaps everyone in the Middle East is expendable and Bush was "doing gods work" creating a living hell on earth for them?
Another holier than thou ignorant problem with Christianity, is that yes in deed, these people do look down on those not "save" as they always need to pray for these people salvation. All the while, there cheating on their wives, embezzling funds, lying, and molesting little kids. "AT least they are Christians and they are already "forgiven"...Geez!