Non-believing US voters feel demonized
by Roland Lloyd Parry
WASHINGTON (AFP) - One presidential hopeful is a preacher, another proudly Mormon, and most openly tout their Christianity. In an arena where faith can make or break a politician, the one in 10 Americans who profess no religion feel left in the cold.
"They're very disconcerted," said Darren Sherkat, an atheist sociology professor specializing in religion at Southern Illinois University.
"They're horrified by both the Democratic and Republican rhetoric surrounding religion -- that people who are not religious ... are immoral, that they're not qualified to serve in public office," he said.
I don't feel demonized. I feel disgusted that these people who are supposed to be the creme de la creme of our political system are actually a bunch of professed morons who believe in mythology and fairy tale as reality. It really is absurd in this day and age of science, technology and global communications. THEY are the idiots.