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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 10:40 AM Jun 2017

Are Republican Christians really atheists? [View all]

It has been suggested that bad people who claim to be Christians (like Republicans who cut welfare) are actually atheists. Just curious how one's religious perspective affects their answer.

18 votes, 1 pass | Time left: Unlimited
Yes, and I am a Christian.
0 (0%)
Yes, and I am not a Christian.
2 (11%)
No, and I am a Christian.
1 (6%)
No, and I am not a Christian.
15 (83%)
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I object to the characterization of atheists as "bad people"... Moostache Jun 2017 #1
Exactly. And rolled up into the suggestion is that religion can only make people good. trotsky Jun 2017 #2
The correct term is "non-religious", not "atheist". DetlefK Jun 2017 #3
Wrong. trotsky Jun 2017 #4
What's the difference between PassingFair Jun 2017 #14
I don't think it is fair to say if a "Christian" doesn't act like one would expect from a Christian hrmjustin Jun 2017 #5
People aren't consistent marylandblue Jun 2017 #6
Or you can have a different concept of what "just and merciful" means. trotsky Jun 2017 #7
"If the bible were clear on exactly what it teaches..." FiveGoodMen Jul 2017 #54
Worse, it's almost like this god WANTED people to disagree. trotsky Jul 2017 #55
Or just wasn't paying attention FiveGoodMen Jul 2017 #56
Bingo. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2017 #10
Reminded me of this: trotsky Jun 2017 #11
The crazy part is that isn't much of a stretch. Act_of_Reparation Jun 2017 #13
Well said. guillaumeb Jun 2017 #20
Matthew 25 FiveGoodMen Jun 2017 #28
I don't know if they are atheists but they are certainly amoral hypocrites. LonePirate Jun 2017 #8
Republican Christians are not atheists. mwooldri Jun 2017 #9
They believe God is just like them. Cartoonist Jun 2017 #12
Where was this seriously suggested? guillaumeb Jun 2017 #15
Right here: trotsky Jun 2017 #16
I cannot speak for MM, but my reading was that he was guillaumeb Jun 2017 #17
I am aware that Mineral Man is an atheist. trotsky Jun 2017 #18
He was not promoting any such bigotry. guillaumeb Jun 2017 #19
Maybe the few dozen atheists telling him he was? trotsky Jun 2017 #21
Again, are you stating that you have proof of MM's motivation? guillaumeb Jun 2017 #23
Motivation isn't required. Voltaire2 Jun 2017 #25
Again, accusations and imputations without any evidence. guillaumeb Jun 2017 #29
The original post declared that bad Christians Voltaire2 Jul 2017 #33
If that is/was your interpretation, guillaumeb Jul 2017 #36
And that's just your interpretation, man. trotsky Jul 2017 #53
Yes, I do. trotsky Jul 2017 #49
I'm reading MM as a liberal atheist ... transitioning from liberal Christianity. Bretton Garcia Jun 2017 #22
And I was reading his post as mocking those who self-describe as Christian. guillaumeb Jun 2017 #24
I invite M to make his intentions clear. Bretton Garcia Jul 2017 #35
Perhaps you should send a personal message. eom guillaumeb Jul 2017 #40
You're actually the only one making those claims Lordquinton Jul 2017 #38
And MM has explained his intent. guillaumeb Jul 2017 #39
You keep bringing up intent as if it mattered Lordquinton Jul 2017 #41
So when Richard Pryor used the "n" word, was he engaging in self-hate, guillaumeb Jul 2017 #45
What he said was a hateful sentiment, flat out Lordquinton Jul 2017 #52
You are missing the point. guillaumeb Jul 2017 #57
No, I get your and his point Lordquinton Jul 2017 #58
See my query to MM as to exact particulars Bretton Garcia Jul 2017 #42
An interesting response. guillaumeb Jul 2017 #46
My position is that even "good," humbler Christianity, Bretton Garcia Jul 2017 #47
No, they're just greedy motherf**kers. n/t rzemanfl Jun 2017 #26
In one form or another, definitely! FiveGoodMen Jun 2017 #27
That they aren't your definition of True Christian(tm)... uriel1972 Jun 2017 #32
No, they are EVIL assholes and the question is insulting to Atheists. SamKnause Jun 2017 #30
Only an atheist would cut welfare? Iggo Jun 2017 #31
Let's rework that nonsense this way: Republican Christians are really Muslims. Voltaire2 Jul 2017 #34
Very good point Lordquinton Jul 2017 #37
It's not as if the God of the Bible is some kind of nice guy jberryhill Jul 2017 #43
They're not atheists any more than former members of FreeRepublic Rob H. Jul 2017 #44
Oh, snap! n/t trotsky Jul 2017 #48
lol...exactly...all getting taken in by the biggest troll this site has... n/t Fix The Stupid Jul 2017 #50
No shit. ret5hd Jul 2017 #51
If they were atheists they would be prone to apply logic and questioning. Gore1FL Jul 2017 #59
No. And we're tired of taking the blame for them. beam me up scottie Jul 2017 #60
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