Atheists, would a nation be better of if it's governed by atheists or by Christians?
- Chances68Lv 71 month ago
I think anytime you govern based on reason, science and fact, as opposed to myths, lies and magical thinking, you're headed the right direction.
- jimmyLv 71 month ago
A Christian government would be just as bad as the Muslim Iran or Saudi Arabian government. Religion has no business in government.
- 1 month ago
The entire world would be better off if every Christian moron dropped dead.
- WOOWHOLv 71 month ago
Constantine 1 of two newly appointed EMPEROR of the Roman empire Combined GOVERNMENT Direction RULE and Christianity made Jesus the PATRON of his ARMY 313 AD issued the EDICT of MILAN which made Christianity a legal religion in 380 AD Christianity became the STATE RELIGION
1933 GERMANY 99 % of the population identified as PROTESTANT CHRISTIANS and "ELECTED" Hitler to power and became his supporters and NAZI Army ..and wore BELT BUCKLES " God is with Us " the Christian Book promotes SLAVERY .. many supporters of of SLAVERY pointed to the bible for justification ...........Human ... BELIEFS influence human BEHAVIORS
. not sure what "BETTER OFF " means BETTER OFF might indicate a CHANGE from A present state to B .a new state .... so IMAGINATION and certain SCENARIO thinking . or situations ...are explored
. very VAGUE what does GOVERNED mean GOVERN is to conduct POLICY action and affairs of "THE STATE "
there are also Governments that have SEPARATION of CHURCH and STATE
which has CIVIL and SECULAR LAWS rather than a THEOCRACY
the Vatican is a THEOCRACY government citizenship is by invitation and makes all decisions related to religious beliefs and teachings a set doctrine related to Supernatural propositions none which can be demonstrated there is ARISTOCRACY CAPITALISM COLONIALISM DEMOCRACY FEDERALISM COMMUNISM OLIGARCHY MONARCHY ..... and 12 more systems of GOVERNING
ATHEIST and THEIST is about each individual person accepting or rejecting a SINGLE PROPOSITION termed a god
In THEOCRACY governments leaders are members of the clergy and the STATES LEGAL system is based on RELIGIOUS LAW the population has no say or questioning or ability to express grievances its authoritarian dictatorship
Christianity is a RELIGION RELIGION is a cultural system of directed behaviors and practices of a SOCIAL ORGANIZATION on populations . based on their BELIEFS and teaching DOCTRINE with the promotion of one or more SUPER NATURAL proposition
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- River EuphratesLv 71 month ago
It's a false dichotomy, because Christianity and Atheism aren't opposites.
Christianity claims that 'God' exists, and atheists lack belief in that 'God'. Atheism by itself is not an ideology, and makes no positive claim.
Christians who want to shift the burden of proof onto atheists attempt this false dichotomy all the time.
*Anti-theism* on the other hand, IS an ideology - and that is what gets mislabeled as 'atheism' when it gets used to govern a nation. While an anti-theist is 'atheist', they have taken it a step further by making the positive claim that 'no god exists'.
At that point they take on a burden of proof, but they are also going to let that ideology dictate their words and actions.
- CatherineLv 71 month ago
For the freedom of thought → atheists! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
- 1 month ago
Logic and reason are better guides than mythology and superstition. However I would take a leader who is a Christian in their private life if they were just and reasonable.
- choko_canyonLv 71 month ago
I think that's pretty clear at this point, don't you? Before you answer, remember things like The Crusades, the burning of "witches", the burning of "heathens", the massacres of anyone not of the same specific sect of the ruling party, etc.
- Coach SimonLv 71 month ago
If only it were that simple! Religions are man-made anyway. The Christian church(es), for example, are a very long way from the original intention, due largely to huge omissions from the original New Testament in particular, distortions, mis-translations and inaccuracies by various early churchmen (not women!), not least Paul and the Emperor Constantine. One rather suspects that much the same can be said for other mass religions. Most western countries are secular; a number of Asian countries are Jewish (one), Islamic, Hindu or Buddhist. Hardly any are actually Christian; the U.K., for example, changed in the seventeenth century. Besides, Christianity, Islam and Judaism each have two distinct factions.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Look at world history, both ancient and modern.
Religion is just another word for pure tyranny.