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Do you think the US could turn into a secular atheist country dominated by radical Islamists?

Recently Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich said that he is worried that the United States will turn into "a secular atheist country, potentially one dominated by radical Islamists". Do you agree with him on this?

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  • neil s
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    It's as nonsensical as calling democrats "socialist fascists." He's just using buzz words to mobilize the morons that make up his base.

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  • Mia
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    The whole idea of secular is that no religion gets to interject itself in the government or laws, or to force belief on citizens as whole, or receive preferential treatment. So a true secular government would not be dominated by radical Islam. Secular means individuals get to form and hold their own religious views and follow them with others who voluntarily do so but never force them or legislate them and government remains neutral for all. I would say that he is throwing around terms he doesn't understand if this is an accurate representation of what he said. I actually think he would know better though and its more a cynical assessment of the audience's intellect that they won't know better and link secular and radical Islam together subconsciously from such talk without really analyzing that what he is saying makes no sense.

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  • 9 years ago

    Ummmm Secular Atheist? AND Radical Islamists? In the SAME sentence? Somehow that is absolutely strange and incongruous with the two groups. Atheists do NOT believe in ANY form of God (not Jehovah, not Allah, not any God) and Radical Islamists are totally dedicated to Allah. so being one would automatically exclude the other. Poor Newt needs to learn to keep his ignorant mouth shut and THINK before he runs his mouth off.

    Brightest Blessings,

    Raji the Green Witch

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  • Secular country =/= country dominated by radical Islamists.

    Source(s): Saudi Arabia Pakistan Iran
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  • John H
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    The radical Islamists want to turn us all into secular atheists? Say it ain't so!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I love how that douchecanoe lumped atheists and Islamists together, as though we have anything in common in terms of religious beliefs. Thanks anyway, Newt, but I don't think we atheists really want the Islamists on our team.

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  • Tai
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Seeing as how those are completely opposite scenarios, no. If one or the other must occur, I'm rooting for the secular atheist one all the way.

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  • 9 years ago

    Ah...Newt...what a slimeball.

    Though I have high hopes for a secular, atheist country...but we won't see it in Gingrich's lifetime.

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  • 9 years ago

    You are joking: No country dominated by radical Islamist is ever going to be atheist.

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  • 9 years ago

    Newts (and all amphibians) lack the neocortex, a region in the brain responsible for higher cognitive processes.

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  • Because secularism and atheism go together real well with Islam..? But of course they totally don't. Islam hates secularism, atheism, freedom, liberalism...

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