Sure, I would love to see more atheist politicians. However, I say this not because I necessarily think they would be better leaders but because their presence would help to end anti-atheist bigotry. I have no reason to believe that an average atheist would be a superior politician than an average Christian. The only issue I have with voting for Christian politicians is that I tire of them being my only choice.
The sort of delusion involving a politician believing that his or her acts are divinely inspired absolutely should disqualify one from office. It should have disqualified Bush, and it should disqualify Palin. How can the rest of us possibly expect a leader to listen to his or her constituency when the leader is receiving orders from some god? We can't. Such a leader has no intent of representing anyone. He or she is trapped in the grips of a grandiose delusion.
I recognize that there is a certain gray area inherent in the question of whether one can keep one's religious beliefs out of one's political decision-making. Clearly, the politician must realize that he or she is supposed to represent all citizens and not simply the Christians. In addition, the politician must understand and agree to uphold what the Constitution actually says and not what Christian extremists wish it said. Still, I think there is some room for religiously-derived beliefs and values to shape the manner in which one leads. It is not realistic to expect that a Christian politician leave his or her religion at the door completely. I'm not even sure that would be possible.
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