I wonder who would stand a better chance of getting a popular vote a Muslim or an atheist?
Hopefully the atheist would be smart enough to fake it. Pay lip service to whatever majority belief is prevalent in the area he’s running for.
Just like the current candidates do.
“A prince should thus take great care that nothing escape his mouth that is not full of the above-mentioned five qualities and that, to see him and hear him, he should appear all mercy, all faith, all honesty, all humanity, all religion. And nothing is more necessary to appear to have than this last quality.”
Niccolo Machiavell, The Prince, Chapter 18.[/quote]
A perfect quote…in fact, if someone was good at all five, I’d trust them even less, no one being perfect. It then follows that such person is a great scoundrel.
Hmmm…would having a great scoundrel, like Obama appears to be, actually be a good thing? Pure evil can fight dirty against other pure evil, you know, like Congressmen,