..Dude..!!...Of course I'm biased ..(I can't help it.)..<quoted text>I'm confident my understanding of anything and everything is better than yours. I've read your posts!:-)
You are arguing that atheists in power would be worse than religionists. Frankly I consider that too patently biased to be worth much response. I would simply reply by emphasising that one shouldn't be prejudiced against people regardless of their supersitious (i.e. religious) faith or lack of any.
Atheists aren't better than religionists but to imply that the reverse is true is plainly ridiculous. history is replete with examples of religionists being every bit as bad as any atheist. In any case, there is no reason to believe that anyone in our day and age is any better for being religious.
Religion is supersititious nonsense. It is divisive of humanity (e.g Zionism and Islamism). It is anti-science (ID/Creationism). It tends to undermine one law for all (religious courts). Religionists demonstrate prejudice against atheists (from boy scouts to US Presidents)
The problem seems to be that some people confuse religion with morality.(They imbue religion with all sorts of positive attributes). The simple truth is that atheists aren't less moral than religionists and I tend to regard it as bigotry to think otherwise. It seems a particular problem in the USA. I don't think many people in the UK care less if people in power are religous or not as long as they are secular and don't discriminate regarding religion or lack of it. That is why people want Bishops out of the House of Lords, disestablishment of the English Church from the State and rid of other such outdated legacies.
A)Saints and Sinners ,we're are all the same ..
B)How can you claim , you don't discriminate ...you want the religious pulled from power .....curious .?
C)People there don't use U.K , they prefer England ..
D)according to Jesus "you are either for or against me."...there is a line in the sand ; responsibility is thrust upon "us" whether we want it or not ..We must oppose the "spiritual" or defend it ...
E)America had ;Puritan and French influences ...you are correct religion is more of a "big deal" here..
F)you brought up boy scouts ; Christians oppose homosexual sex .....and, pornography ,drug abuse and cruelty ...where are your words ..."pornophobe"... "crackphobe"... "beatphobe"..??