Few lawmakers openly nonreligious

Few lawmakers openly nonreligious

There are 1 comment on the Monterey County Herald story from Dec 21, 2013, titled Few lawmakers openly nonreligious. In it, Monterey County Herald reports that:

Many lawmakers feel a sense of pride when asked to give the invocation to open a House session, but Rep. Juan Mendez of Arizona was gripped by a different emotion.

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EdSed

Hamilton, UK

#1 Dec 21, 2013
Abrasiveness of some non-believers might be one problem, but the outrage they feel may be in reaction to attitudes like that of Bush41...
http://www.positiveatheism.org/writ/ghwbush.h...

In the USA, religionists such as Palin and Bachmann who appear deeply superstition and borderline crazy can be elected, yet intelligent non-believers are more distrusted or even despised. That can't be good for US society or politics.

The difference between the USA and the Middle-East is separation of Church and State. Secularism keeps society safe from religions...
http://www.albawaba.com/slideshow/middle-east...
Quote, "While the [Middle East] region is awash with a political resurgence in Islamism following the Arab Spring protests, another movement on the ground has also gained momentum — the secular blowback. While some Muslim-majority countries do not make atheism a specific crime, most do not make it very hospitable for these none-practitioners, either. Atheists can be prosecuted under criminal law and legal loopholes, for blasphemy or for inciting hatred."
Unquote.

Religion = superstition
Theology = mythology

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