Anyone who claims they talk to invisible entities, and that those entities talk back to them and guide them, should be considered dangerous. Many atheists use logic instead. This can limit the excuses you can provide for saying or doing something stupid. You only have yourself to blame.
I’ll take that kind of accountability in our leadership All-Day over those religious politicians that assure you to listen to the voices that are only in their heads. Or is it worse to follow those that lie about hearing them?
Should we start asking if someone talks to and/or hears their God’s voice or voices when they want to run for office? Not to discriminate or disqualify them, but to allow voters the informed choice to determine if they want someone that hears, or claims to hear voices, to be a representative of them in their government? What do you think?
Best not to vote for those types any longer…Someone who is Secular, or even religious but willing to admit they do not speak to a supernatural being, would be a much better leader than otherwise. Self-Accountability is the best way to hold someone to their word, and to more easily determine who is to blame when a mistake is made. If they can simply turn to “Well, it must have been God’s will” or “God works in mysterious ways”, who can be held to account for their actions in office? Especially if the majority of the voters believe that it is possible, even if they can’t themselves, for someone to hear and speak with God. It can easily insulate someone from any accountability…not to mention, that if they are NOT lying about hearing voices and talking to them, they should be in a hospital for evaluation. Certainly not someone you should be voting for to represent you in any position of leadership or government