Atheism hasn’t hurt Fremont Rep. Stark

From San Francisco Chronicle:

"It's not courageous to make a simple statement about personal
beliefs,'' he told about 70 people at the San Leandro City Hall. "What is
courageous is to stand up in Congress and say, 'Let's tax the rich and give
the money to poor kids.' Now that's courageous.''

And more importantly:

Thomas was even happier to see that most of the people at the town
hall meetings weren't interested in talking about Stark's position on God.
Instead, Iraq, health care, global warming, immigration and other national
issues that drove the hour-long sessions.

"It's great that (atheism) didn't come up,'' he said. "There are far
more important things to be concerned about than what Congressman Stark
believes.''

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3 comments

  1. Stephen

    I'm agree, I think you'd be hard pressed to get elected as an atheist the bible belt. Apparently being accountable to ones fellow human beings isn't enough. One needs to be under the watchful eye of god.

  2. Paxton

    Also, is it couragous to stand up in Congress and say that taxing the rich for the redistribution of wealth is immoral and thevery … ? 😉

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