Bad Religion: I’d Prefer an Atheist in Office, Thanks.

“It’s a bad religion, From a broken Nation.

It’s a contradiction, I can’t take it anymore.”

(Sully Erna, Tommy Stewart)

Fox contributor Father Jonathan Morris made some interesting claims the other day concerning the feasibility of having an atheist as a president rather than a christian (his words were “someone of faith”).  He touted the idea that having a person in office who has “a belief that there are eternal consequences for your actions,” was better than having an atheist in office who doesn’t believe in eternal hellfire.

Really???

Our current president, who claims to be a person of faith, is in the process of selling us out completely to the oligarchy by pushing the Trans Pacific Partnership.   His drone program has killed innocent people.   His apathy toward Guantanamo Prison leaves a lot to be desired.

The president before him, also standing on the foundation of ‘faith’ supported the biggest lie of the century (and it’s only just begun) which was Iraq’s development of WMDs – oh wait, they weren’t developing WMDs but they are supporting al quaeda, – oh wait, Iraq has nothing to do with al quaeda, but Saddam Hussein is a tyrant so he’s gotta go.

“It’s a bad religion, from a broken nation.  It’s a contradiction, and I can’t take it anymore.”

Mr. Morris’ assertion that a president of ‘faith’ will make wise decisions because of the threat of eternal damnation is fantastical considering the past sixteen years, the last two presidents, and an unending war based on lies.

Furthermore, if a “person of faith” is in office and does screw up, he can’t face eternal consequences because – forgiveness!  I confessed my fallen ways!  I can still get to heaven no matter how many men, women, and children have died as a result of my lies.

“It’s a bad religion, from a broken nation.  It’s a contradiction, and I can’t take it anymore.”

I’d prefer an atheist in office honestly.   I am tired of the contradiction.   But there’s another aspect altogether with having an atheist as leader of our nation:   without ‘faith’ to muddy the waters, its entirely possible that something just might get done.  If the all the religious elements are taken out of the national conversation, then we are left with only the real issues:  Ending the Financialization Revolution, halting the increase in poverty in our nation, fixing our education system, mending our roads and bridges, providing opportunities for ‘green’  innovation, re-branding our nation from a spoiled empirical brat to a mature world leader, to name a few.

Let’s hope we can, one day, move one from bad religion and get to the real issues.

Yours, Frankie

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About Frankie Wallace

Frankie earned her BA in History from CSU Chico. She lives in northern California with one husband, two dogs, and three boys. Frankie is an avid cooker, reader, hiker, and napper.
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