Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Atheist Voter

Blatantly stolen from PZ Myers:

Do you know what it means to be an AtheistVoter?

It means I vote for the separation of church and state, because religious delusions should have no influence on my life…or yours.

It means I vote on the side of science, because science is where we find the answers, not in holy books.

It means I vote for peace, not war, because we only have this one life to live, and killing people — any people at all — is an unforgivable crime.

It means I vote for the environment, because the promises of priests that their gods won’t allow harm to come to us are meaningless.

It means I vote pro-choice, because there’s nothing magical about a fetus’s “soul” that trumps the rights of women.

It means I vote for equality and against racist and sexist policies, because all human beings have equal rights.

It means I vote against policies that prop up the rich and promote income inequality, because there are no divine rights that favor one person over another…and because without godly authority, fairness should be our moral guide.

It means I vote for LGBTQ rights, because religious prohibitions are null and void, and we should place a greater value on human happiness than the book of Leviticus.

It means I vote for health care for all, because life is precious and everyone deserves equal support in maintainng it.

It means I’m going to get out and vote tomorrow, because making our government more rational requires the cooperation of a community, and we all have to do our part.

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