In an article on Salon.com related to the declared and potential 2016 presidential candidates, the writer (Jeffrey Tayler) bemoans the fact that so many fall into the category of (supposedly) “God-fearing” individuals who believe the answers to many of our ills can be found in the “Good Book.”
He adds … “There will almost certainly be no (declared) atheist or even agnostic among the candidates.”
He then provides some information about those who have already begun their crusade for U.S. leadership, as well as those who are still waiting in the wings.
I have to admit … it’s downright scary.
He ends his article with an “atheist dream” … that perhaps, someday, a candidate (and future president) will make this statement:
“I do not believe in God. I do not believe in a hereafter. I believe we have one life on our precious planet, which floats amid a cosmic void of unfathomable dimensions governed by the unyielding laws of physics. I will follow reason and promote consensus-based policies that will do the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people. I will work to build up Jefferson’s wall of separation between church and state. Secularism and reason offer us the only way out of our dilemmas. We have to grow up and realize that, barring interference from forces of nature beyond our control, everything we humans achieve, or fail to achieve, depends on us. There is no hope, save in ourselves.”
And to that I say … MAY IT BE SO!