Maybe We Should Move!

The San Francisco Gate did a man-on-the-street bit around the question:

Would a candidate’s atheism be a deal-breaker at the polls for you?

The results were overwhelmingly positive – perhaps my clan of 4-and-one-to-be should pick up stakes and move West?

In addition to the general acceptance, even encouragement of atheism, there was one negative:

Julie Haas, San Francisco

Yes, because if you don’t believe in anything, you will believe anything, and that’s a scary way to govern.

Let’s overlook dear Julie’s illogical bastardization of “If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for everything” and move right along. Plus, I’m pretty sure Osama bin Laden believes in his own god and I don’t see myself asking him to even run my neighborhood HOA (it’s bad enough paying monthly dues, but having to beat my wife for walking down the sidewalk alone is just too much, even for an immoral and evil atheist like myself).

And, finally, given that it is San Francisco, there’s one comment that borders on looney:

Dianne Boate, San Francisco

Well, God is crying, and I can’t stand it. All that work for nothing — trees and flowers, oceans, lakes and rivers, to say nothing of the stars; not even a proper “thank you.” The atheists can scurry for proof, but this kind of press coverage tells me they don’t know even what they are looking for.

OK, so maybe we’ll just stay put right where we are.

2 Responses to “Maybe We Should Move!”

  1. Angie Says:

    The bay area has tons to offer. This is just one example. Some may call us looney, but it is our that difference in us that allows us to be more accepting and tolerant of others.

    My boys are being raised as atheists, hassle free. You would not find that to be the case in other parts of the country. They would have to hide it from their own friends.

  2. PatrickP Says:

    You probably wouldn’t like SF. I’m gay and I don’t like it all that much. I find the people much less friendly and hospitable than in SoCal. I also find them very intolerant of people who differ from the locallly accepted conventional wisdom. I was on the peninsula two weeks ago (not in the city) and I was reminded again why I would never move up there.

    The people you highlight are kooky, but there’s a lot of kookiness up there. This story just happens to point to kooky “Christians” this time.

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