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7/18/18 10:24 A

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So much religious stuff on the "front page" of SparkPeople today. I know that's a petty gripe on my part, but sometimes I just get so tired of it.

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5/3/17 12:12 P

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I don't like it at all either. I'm really nervous to see what this "religious liberty" executive order that rumored to be happening tomorrow is all about. :(

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5/3/17 11:25 A

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~cringe~ I've been dreading that, too.

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5/3/17 9:02 A

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This new guy on the Supreme Court is likely going to undermine separation of church and state. I don't feel at all comfortable.

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3/21/17 12:26 P

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I agree. We definitely don't have much for openly non-believer, or even non-religious representation and that is a problem. I am originally from Nebraska, which is always red as well and now live in Michigan, which is fairly split.

I am an Independent voter (#stillSanders) as I don't feel that either major party really "speaks" for me and also feel that the DNC and RNC are equally corrupt. I really wish that we had more options and other "viable" parties to compete. Plus, I feel that country and the betterment of society should be put way before party affiliation and that just doesn't fly in the U.S., unfortunately.

I definitely feel that religious belief is a personal matter and shouldn't be part of politics or corporate life. I think that we are slowly moving that way but not quick enough, lol. :)



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3/13/17 12:34 P

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I can't speak for any country besides the United States with experience as I have not lived in any other country. Non-believers have very limited to no representation in the federal, state, and local government. When there is a non-Christian person in a position of power, it is generally someone that still believes in a god because it is easier for the religious to accept that someone believes in a god that is not their own and is mistaken than to accept that someone does not believe in any god.

I don't know what side of the political spectrum everyone is on and how deeply you follow politics, especially out of your own state, but Oklahoma had a person running for U.S. Senate named Sean Braddy. He was running as an Independent and campaigned for Bernie. He's a member of an atheist group here and is a great man. I met him years ago at a non-political atheist group offshoot and I was impressed with both him and his wife. Anyway, he was not elected and there was a very slim chance that he would be because Oklahoma always goes red, but that was our chance at a non-believer representing us in Oklahoma. It does not happen very often.

Until the question of a representative's or nominee's religion is no longer asked, we will always lack proper representation. Non-believers are becoming more common, but Christians are still the majority here.

I can say with near certainty that Mexico is similar. My boyfriend is from Mexico and almost everyone identifies as Catholic and goes to church. I don't think non-believers get much representation there, either. Then again, he has not lived there in 14 years so a lot could have changed.

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1/13/17 9:35 A

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The state of our democracy, leaders and potential damage that is out there currently is just beyond belief. :(

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7/27/16 7:54 P

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I don't know, actually. Maybe it's being on the opposite side of church and state issues?

I do want us unbelievers to have a voice. Separation of church and state is important. I was about to say something stupid, but there are christians out there who also get it and are also in favor of separating church and state.

Don't mind me. I can't think. I went and got pneumonia, of all things. I'm very tired now.

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7/27/16 11:54 A

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How are politics and government (U.S. & around the world) issues different for those of us who are not religious? How do you feel about politics/government? Do non-believers have a voice in government? Is it important or not? How do these issues differ in the U.S., if they do at all?

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