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this is fairly significant folks.  as a constituency we are being ignored. most of us want some pretty basic things but politicians don't cater to us.  by some accounts non-believers carried the day for Obama this past November.  

what would most of us want?  here are my most basic requests:

1.  federal ban on creationism

2.  prayer and religious ornaments banned from public grounds

3.  legal abortion (i know it's legal, but it needs to be way more legal in some states)

4.  legal weed (i know it's not universal but i have a feeling it's close)

5.  end of abstinence only sex ed

6.  pentacostals all put in loony bins

ok, i can compromise on #6.  

feel free to add what i missed.  

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Lol. True enough, but no reason to make it smaller than it has to be. Of course if one did a study and found convincing evidence that most atheist/humanists supported the legalization of weed, I'd be totally in.

all good suggestions so far.  keep them coming!

Emotionally, I agree with the tax breaks thing--heck, even their book says to "render unto caeser what is caeser's"--but, and I might be wrong since I haven't looked into it a lot, isn't there some separation of church and state reasons for it?

Chad, the goody two shoes Christians have long used that situation from the New Pesterment cited in Mathew and Mark where Pharisees and Herodians asked Jebus a dangerous question on taxing to mean there is a separation between church and state. (In Luke the questioners were said to be "spies.") Indeed, the church world at large says this means to "be a good boy and pay your taxes." (Christian apologetics is wonderful isn't it?)

Now let's look at it all again. Jebus reportedly says "render unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's, and render unto god the things which are god's." It was a trick answer to a trick question. No self respecting Jew of that time believed that Caesar had a claim to anything!

So much for modern beliefs about Christianity!

Have the loonies pray for manna from heaven to pay for the bins.  LOL.

When that doesn't work, make the loonies work.

On Number Six ... I don't know about pentacostals in loony bins ... but could we find a desert island somewhere and throw Pat Robertson, Kenneth Copeland, John Hagee, Benny Hinn, Joel Osteen, Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, and the rest of their ilk THERE?!?  PLEASE???

Don't forget Glen Beck.

Here's a thought about #6. Take Loren's suggestion of putting them on an island, along with Melinda's candidates. Then, temporarily suspend the nuclear test ban treaty.

Paul Broun, Steve King, Michele Malkin, Mark Levin,  Eric Bolling, Louis Gohmert, Pat Robertson, Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee....it's gonna need to be a big island.  

Mitch Mcconnell

We don't have to suspend the nuclear test ban, just make sure the island is in striking range from North Korea.

Gee, I don't know about that.  For what I've seen, the NKs couldn't hit the broad side of a barn with a missile...

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