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ragingloli's avatar

An openly atheist one?
Never going to happen.

zenvelo's avatar

Fine by me. I don’t care what a person’s faith or no-faith is, and I would prefer an atheist to some of the pretend Christians of the last 40 years.

The “Religious Right” would support an atheist as long as he was right wing conservative enough.

canidmajor's avatar

Don’t care, as long as they don’t spew anti-theist crap.

elbanditoroso's avatar

The country would be much better off.

chyna's avatar

Better than pretending to be a Christian doing un-Christian like things such as cheating on your wife, lusting after your daughter, and many other cringe worthy public demonstrations.

rojo's avatar

What do you think we have now? You honestly don’t think Trump believes in God do you? He is using the religious just like he uses everybody else.

Brian1946's avatar

If they were progressive, I’d have no problem with it.

However, in a purely hypothetical election, I’d vote for the man who lead the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and NOT Anal Rand (even if she was born in the US).

KNOWITALL's avatar

@rojo Bingo. I was waiting for the smartest person in the room to say it. :)

rojo's avatar

^^ and instead you got me.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I think Trump believes in some twisted, money hungry God. I honestly think he believes he was CHOSEN by God to become rich and powerful.

I would appreciate a person in power who understands there is no divine being backing up the decisions they make. They have to take 100% of the responsibility.

Pinguidchance's avatar

What are your thoughts on an atheist POTUS?

I’m far too busy with Fluther and other, thank you but no.

Don’t care that they pretend to believe in imaginary beings as long as they don’t spew theist crap.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I personally think Obama and Michelle were, at least, agnostic.

chyna's avatar

^They say they are Christians.

kritiper's avatar

SO much better than a god-preaching theist.

kritiper's avatar

@chyna By definition, a Christian is a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ, who supposedly was the son of “God”, not “God” himself. Big difference. Therefore, one doesn’t have to be a theist to be a Christian. (There are those who would argue against this statement, but there it is. It’s all in the details.)

canidmajor's avatar

OMG, @kritiper did you just mansplain “Christian” to @chyna?
Could you be more clichéed? :-D

chyna's avatar

@kritiper. I’ve been a Christian since I was a kid. I don’t need you to explain it to me.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I’m not sure it is possible to label Trump an atheist. To begin with, it would be pointless to put this (or any other) question before him with any expectation of a truthful answer. But more fundamental is the fact that while the question of the existence of God may have the illusion of being a simple thing, it is in fact very profound, and to confront Trump with such a question is probably equivalent to soliciting an opinion on global warming from your dog. And in fact, Trump’s opinion on global warming perfectly illustrates the dilemma. The topic itself is beyond his depth. ANY topic requiring anything beyond cursory description such as “ grass is green” will be beyond Trump’s scope.

kritiper's avatar

@chyna And yet you don’t seem to understand the differences…
(See your response to @Dutchess_III above.)

kritiper's avatar

@canidmajor Me? Mansplianing?? See your local dictionary!

chyna's avatar

“Agnostic“a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena; a person who claims neither faith nor disbelief in God.
My answer to @Dutchess_III is that the Obama’s say they are Christians. I totally understand the difference. Do you?

canidmajor's avatar

And now he’s trying to mansplain “mansplaining”!!! Hahahahahaha!

MrGrimm888's avatar

But they only worship Jesus, because he was God’s son right?
So. If they believe that, then they believe in a God…Right?

mazingerz88's avatar

Atheist POTUS who’s not trump, yes.

Demosthenes's avatar

I wouldn’t care. The religion (or lack thereof) of a president doesn’t matter to me at all. I understand why it matters to some, but I couldn’t care less as long as they are a decent and effective leader. Atheists are still considered the most untrustworthy demographic in America, so it’s unlikely to happen, but it certainly would never prevent me from voting for them.

kritiper's avatar

@chyna I’m sure I know, but I don’t know about you.
Being an agnostic, by definition, is questioning the existence of “God.”
Being a Christian, by definition, is being a follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
You tend to associate both of these things (Jesus Christ and “God”, agnosticism and Christianity) as being somewhat the same with your response to @Dutchess_III .
One doesn’t have to be a Christian to be a good person, or to even know who Jesus Christ was. So an agnostic could be a good Christian, by the exact definitions. Belief in “God” is not required. So the Obamas could be Agnostics and still be seen as good Christians, again, by exact definitions.
@MrGrimm888 A normal assumption, but, not acceptable by exact definition.
@canidmajor Maybe a little mansplaining IS needed.

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