Sources: U.S. House, EPA, Growth Energy
quote: As far as being religious, it usually correlates with a lower IQ level according to studies, so I would want a smarter president.
quote: correlation on IQ and religiousity
quote: With all their other qualities being the same, a religious person is inferior to a non-religious person. Simple as that.
quote: In fact, there was a debate about that in the UK between Dawkins/Fry and the Church, where the Church convincingly lost.
quote: Science does not lose to religion in any argument based on facts by the way, and it never will by definition.
quote: However, history has shown us that overtly religious leaders have never benefited their people.
quote: Funny since most of the smartest people I know are religious and most of the ones that I know that fit the "dumb as a box of rocks" category are the non-religious ones.
quote: I am unaware of any studies performed with a sufficient level of rigor that would say one way or the other.
quote: Still there are a lot of very good aspects that Christianity can bring to people, but there also many bad aspects that causes people to believe in certain completely illogical things blindly....
quote: "Secular values under attack"? First off, secular is the opposite of "values".
quote: The greatest modern Democrat of our time was a Roman Catholic. I mean, come on. Did it hurt America one bit?
quote: But the truth is quite the opposite. Many of the values you yourself hold dear are created/established by a mainly secular document (the Constitution).
quote: I've seen many many President's come and go, and not once can I recall a time where their religious beliefs impacted anything. Certainly not me personally. But every time a Republican candidate comes along, it's the same old fear mongering tactics from the left about religion.
quote: Prejudice and bigotry takes all forms.
quote: But every time a Republican candidate comes along, it's the same old fear mongering tactics from the left about religion.
quote: They can always amend the constitution according to their own beliefs.