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Would you vote for a Scientologist?
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Would you vote for a Scientologist?
People frequently have to vote for a person that is not of their (non) religion, but would you vote for a Scientologist in presidential elections or would that be a bridge too far?
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
I think it would depend on which particular Scientologist. A John Travolta type Scientologist would be more likely to get my vote than a Tom Cruise type.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#3
RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
Do you think that a Scientologist can be "normal" enough to hold any political position? For example, I remember that Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon was considered too insane for President although he is a Senator.
teachings of the Bible are so muddled and self-contradictory that it was possible for Christians to happily burn heretics alive for five long centuries. It was even possible for the most venerated patriarchs of the Church, like St. Augustine and St. Thomas Aquinas, to conclude that heretics should be tortured (Augustine) or killed outright (Aquinas). Martin Luther and John Calvin advocated the wholesale murder of heretics, apostates, Jews, and witches. - Sam Harris, "Letter To A Christian Nation"
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RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
(March 13, 2021 at 5:56 pm)Fake Messiah Wrote: Do you think that a Scientologist can be "normal" enough to hold any political position? For example, I remember that Mitt Romney because he is a Mormon was considered too insane for President although he is a Senator.

*shrug* I've been voting for religionists since I was old enough to vote, and society steadfast refuses to crumble.

Romney didn't lose that election because he's an insane Mormon, he lost it because 1) he was stupid enough to say - out loud - that he 'didn't care' about 47% of the electorate and 2) because he had the misfortune to run against Barack Obama.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#5
RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
Doubtful
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#6
RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
That particular fringe of lunacy shouldn't even to be able to run for student council.
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#7
RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
Let's say there's a hypothetical Scientologist running in your next election. You agree with virtually all of this candidate's positions - on climate, the economy, trade, foreign relations, etc etc, while their opponent is an atheist who happens to endorse everything you hate.

You would really let Scientology be the brick wall that keeps you from casting your vote for the candidate that ticks all of your boxes?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
Religious, but not crazy? Why not? One man's fish is another man's poisson.
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RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
Religion and crazy go together like ketchup and french fries......

You CAN have one without the other - but ya know damned well you' re probably going to see them both on the same plate......
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RE: Would you vote for a Scientologist?
That reminds me. Better religious than stupid. Or toxic.
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