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The US elections
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The US elections
Ever since the start of the presidential elections the British media has been all over it.

It seems that Obama and Mccain are going head to head.

Who do you think will win?
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RE: The US elections
I honestly do not know who will win. I hope it is Obama, but then again the American public did re-elect Bush so you'll have to excuse my lack of confidence in the majority of the voters.
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(August 26, 2008 at 6:28 pm)Tiberius Wrote: I honestly do not know who will win. I hope it is Obama, but then again the American public did re-elect Bush so you'll have to excuse my lack of confidence in the majority of the voters.

At least the 'born again christians' would vote democrat.

http://redblueamerica.com/blog/2008-03-0...lican-1469
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RE: The US elections
I support Obama. I am an Independant but I tend to vote for Democrats. Last night he made a brilliant speech that echoed everything I stand for and support, so I certainly hope that he wins. I live in MA so I'm not concerned about my state. We reliably vote blue.

One thing that I appreciate about Obama is his stance on the seperation of church and state as defined in this speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXcvbnzNIjg I think he respects Atheists and he also respects gays which is important to me as a bisexual.
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin

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RE: The US elections
(August 29, 2008 at 10:35 am)Eilonnwy Wrote: I think he respects Atheists and he also respects gays which is important to me as a bisexual.

I find it odd, a lot of Atheists I know are bi.

Coincidence?
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RE: The US elections
I am. Perhaps we should do a poll...
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RE: The US elections
(August 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm)Tiberius Wrote: I am. Perhaps we should do a poll...

I've got enough threads (too many) so go for it.
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RE: The US elections
(August 29, 2008 at 12:14 pm)Brick-top Wrote:
(August 29, 2008 at 10:35 am)Eilonnwy Wrote: I think he respects Atheists and he also respects gays which is important to me as a bisexual.

I find it odd, a lot of Atheists I know are bi.

Coincidence?

XD I've never noticed. I have a lot of Bi friends but I haven't asked if they're athiests. Although I did just ask the one friend I know to be a firm atheist and she is bi. (I wasn't sure but thought so)
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." Benjamin Franklin

::Blogs:: Boston Atheism Examiner - Boston Atheists Blog | :Tongueodcast:: Boston Atheists Report
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RE: The US elections
(August 29, 2008 at 10:35 am)Eilonnwy Wrote: I support Obama. I am an Independant but I tend to vote for Democrats. Last night he made a brilliant speech that echoed everything I stand for and support, so I certainly hope that he wins. I live in MA so I'm not concerned about my state. We reliably vote blue.

One thing that I appreciate about Obama is his stance on the seperation of church and state as defined in this speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXcvbnzNIjg I think he respects Atheists and he also respects gays which is important to me as a bisexual.

But Obama said he would not only support the state funding of religious organizations, but would expand it. So to get real access to federal funds to provide social services, organizations will have to become religious.

I think Obama is concerned about making sure that the state does not openly promote one religion over another, but that is the extent of it. I don't think he has any intention of doing anything about the plight of those living under the yoke of the defacto, non-denominational theocracy that prevails in the US due to the mechanism of majority rule.
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