Atheist or Muslim US President?
Since I am an atheist I would go with the atheist, but it doesn't really matter. If this country lasts for another 100 years, which is far from certain, I highly doubt either will happen. We might see more atheists and Muslims elected congress, but I don't see it happening for President. It's like half of all Christians in the US, maybe more, would never vote for anything but a Christian for President. Maybe a Jewish person will get elected, but even that wouldn't be easy. That's unfortunate, it's really issues and real leadership skills that should matter the most. Look at what 8 years of a lazy, ignorant, unqualified Christian has got us.
Is Obama a Muslim, Christian or Atheist?
Obama is a Christian whose religious views developed in his adult life. He wrote in The Audacity of Hope that he was not raised in a religious household. He described his mother, raised by non-religious parents whom Obama has specified elsewhere as non practicing Methodists and Baptists, to be detached from religion, yet in many ways the most spiritually awakened person that I have ever known. He described his father as raised a Muslim, but a confirmed atheist by the time his parents met, and his stepfather as a man who saw religion as not particularly useful. Obama explained how, through working with black churches as a community organizer while in his twenties, he came to understand the power of the African American religious tradition to spur social change. In an interview with the evangelical periodical Christianity Today, Obama stated: "I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian. I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I believe that that faith gives me a path to be cleansed of sin and have eternal life." September 27, 2010, Obama released a statement commenting on his religious views saying "I'm a Christian by choice. My family didn't frankly, they weren't folks who went to church every week. And my mother was one of the most spiritual people I knew, but she didn't raise me in the church. So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead—being my brothers' and sisters' keeper, treating others as they would treat me." Obama was baptized at the Trinity United Church of Christ, a black liberation church, in 1988, and was an active member there for two decades. Obama resigned from Trinity during the Presidential campaign after controversial statements made by Rev. Jeremiah Wright became public. After a prolonged effort to find a church to attend regularly in Washington, Obama announced in June 2009 that his primary place of worship would be the Evergreen Chapel at Camp David.
Is Obama an Atheist, Muslim?
This is an excellent example of how Democrats think while Republicans feel. There is so much evidence that this man has been going to Christian Churches all his life. But none of that matters to you. Evidence is irrelevant. You feel what you feel and you do not care about the truth. The Republican party is going to loose huge this November. The reason why is that you think cheap shots like this are more important than evidence. The voters will know in the long run their best chance with the economy is with the Democrats because they operate with things like evidence.
No, it does not. Regardless of who he was born to, which religion he was born in, Obama has the freedom to choose his religion. And he has chosen Christianity. It does not matter one bit whether he was born to a Muslim father, or a Scientologist father or a Jewish father. The Constitution of United States gives him the right to freely practice any religion he chooses. What do you believe in? Koran and Muslim laws or the Constitution of United States. If you believe in the constitution leave Obama in peace to practice whatever religion he wants.Secondly, Obama has a high rating in the Muslim community for multiple reasons. He has a very high rating among blacks who are more likely to be Muslims. Also he is a decent human being who has done his best to ensure that Muslims are not mistreated as a result of Islamophobia. And please do not fall for this propaganda against Muslims. Do not judge them by Fox news or news coming out of the Middle East and ISIS and Daesh and Syria. Most Muslims, especially in the US, just want a safe place to live, a job and happiness for themselves and their families. They don't give a rat's butt for Sharia law and apostasy and all the scary Muslim things we are told about in the media. They are just regular people like you and me who place common sense above religious rules.PS: And if you are talking about Muslims world wide, I cannot believe Obama has a 70% rating. They hate him, really, really hate him, and the United States government. Go ask any Pakistani what he thinks of Obama and you will have your answer.
There is no legal reason why an atheist cannot be President, but for all intents and purposes, an Atheist is unelectable. We are more likely to get a gay President in 2020 than an Atheist.53% of polled Americans claim in Pew research from 2014 that they would be less likely to vote for an Atheist. Only 27% said they would be less likely to vote for a gay or lesbian President:Americans are somewhat more open to the idea of an atheist presidentDespite the title of the article, Pew research from 2012 shows 54% of Americans would not vote for an Atheist, while 30% would not vote for a gay or lesbian.Atheists, Muslims See Most Bias as Presidential CandidatesThe numbers have actually stayed remarkably similar in the last 4 years.So the reason there cannot be an Atheist President is that Americans are the least comfortable with an Atheist or a Muslim, out of all other surveyed groups. To add more to the problem, the group that is among the most Democrat, African Americans, is also the most religious:A Religious Portrait of African-AmericansSome people attribute Bernie Sander’s lack of support from African Americans during the Democratic Primary, as partly because he is not religious.
Is Obama a Muslim, a Christian or a Atheist?
Obama is evil and is a puppet of G. Soros. If you believe in evolution you do not believe in God, no matter what anyone says. I see some Christians say you can incorporate the two, but they are really misled, and that kind of thinking is more dangerous than they realize. No matter what this fraud (Obama) does he is supported by those he continues to control. They disregard the fact that Obama rose from nowhere, has the majority of his records sealed including birth and college, was a mere Chicago organizer, had a 3 year disappearance in which no information can be found on him, has an entire host of corrupt alliances, has expressed totally anti-American policies and sentiments, is on a perennial vacation (on and on ad nauseum) and Michelle Obama was disbarred and had those records sealed as well. Secrets secrets..and this is called transparency. Many of us know who and what he is, many Americans cling to some belief that he is in fact the 'messiah'. This so called 'happy marriage' of his is a sham too..he is not who he pretends to be. The man is downright creepy. I blame Bush for the election of Obama..I don't think we've had a 'real' American president since J.F.K...and look what happened to him (listen to the speech that killed him). Ps Ms. 'sunshine'..a tad arrogant and angry are you not? Can you try and critique the message and not the messenger? Mr. Martin..Farrakhan DID in fact say Obama is the Messiah..watch the videotape. Thank you and Merry Christmas. (eyeroll).
I’d say for a few reasons.Atheists are a small portion of the population.Christians make up the vast majority of the U.S. population. This means that presidential candidates are just more likely to be Christian. If I was a white guy who lived in a country like Botswana, I couldn’t be shocked that the president was black.Christians and religious people in general are more likely to get support from other Christians and religious people.An Atheist isn’t going to be supported by Christians and Muslims and religious Jews. These groups would want a religious person in office who is going to look after their first amendment rights. They aren’t going to elect a person who might roll back their rights. Atheists tend to support building a thicker wall between church and state.Religious people have access to religious institutions and groups which would grant them special support in a presidential campaign.Religion isn’t just a club you go to weekly. Religions can have a variety of organizations and groups and support networks which can help groom somebody to one day hold office. Atheism doesn’t have anywhere near the support network which religious groups do. They have one major U.S. organization which does the majority of their funding and outreach. The smaller groups don’t even make a dent in comparison. Evangelicals, Catholics, Jews (Orthodox/Conservative/Reform) even Muslim groups, they all have access to a much deeper pocket of funds to give to candidates they support.
The same way it's administered to anyone else, with the exception of a religious text. There is no requirement that the Bible be used to administer the oath of office at any level of government in the United States. A non-Christian can use their own holy book, as Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) did when he took the oath on a Quran in 2007. An atheist could be sworn in on a book of the law (as some Christians, like Teddy Roosevelt, have even done), or with nothing at all. The oath is binding regardless of how it is administered. There were arguments from the radical right that Ellison's oath was non-binding because some schools of Islamic jurisprudence state that an oath given by a Muslim to a non-Muslim isn't binding, but that's irrelevant. The United States isn't governed by Sharia law, let alone such a radical version of it. If someone worships Zeus and took the oath on a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology, it would still be binding because they're swearing to uphold the Constitution--the framework of United States law.It would be up to the atheist President how the oath was administered. All that would matter is that he or she took it.
Openly and publicly atheist or agnostic president.First of all, there are more non-religious people in the US than Muslims, which means that there are simply more atheists and agnostics to choose from. I predict that, despite immigration from Muslim-majority countries, this will continue to be the case for a long time.Second of all, there’s a lot of hatred toward Muslims, particularly by people on the conservative side of the political spectrum, though there’s certainly some on the left as well. That hatred is intertwined with a sense of “Muslim = unamerican.” Just look at Carson. Or Trump.However, there isn’t the same level of bile toward atheists and agnostics. And while both would probably run with the Democrats, automatically denying them the Deep South, I wouldn’t be surprised if red-leaning swing states (think Florida or Ohio) would go for an atheist or agnostic over a Muslim. In a race between an atheist/agnostic and a Muslim, I would expect the atheist/agnostic to win.Footnotes Christians Decline as Share of U.S. Population; Other Faiths and the Unaffiliated Are Growing
Walter Mondale ran for president. Mondale was a secular humanist, the major euphemism for atheist. William Howard Taft was a unitarian, which often means atheist. We’ve had nominally religious people run for president, whose theism is highly questionable. Mondale was in a presidential debate where the moderator posed the question, “How many times have you been to church?” Mondale laughed it off by saying “Does that include funerals and weddings?” That was pretty much his job as vice president, doing formalities, official rituals, such as funerals and weddings of dignitaries and foreign government officials. Atheists can run, but they usually have to hide their atheism to have a serious chance of winning. There is one little catch, if they ever win, and have to be sworn into office, there’s this Bible they’re supposed to put their hand on and swear to uphold the Constitution. The Bible thing might prevent some very committed atheists from doing the ritual.