Confederate States of Atheism!
I thought everyone might get a kick out of this idea. It's funny but would be cool if we could take it seriously.
I recently found a thread on The Rational Response Squad dealing with the civil war. I thought I'd separate this idea from the other thread as it probably should have been anyway. A site was posted csa.systek proof.com, which states that the Confederacy never surrendered. Gen. Lee surrendered his troops, effectively ending the fighting, but Pres. Davis and the vice pres went into hiding and never surrendered, so the south is living in a state of occupancy by a foreign govt.. They are trying to get enough people to acknowledge this to peacefully reinstate the confederacy. This would get us out from under the insane people in the USA fed gov..
I say we hijack the idea, and re-write the constitution, and form the Confederate States Of Atheism! We can make the requirements for holding office have a non-religious belief clause. People holding religious belief cannot vote. Elect scientists and engineers to government positions. Accept other states if they declare they want to be non-religious.
What do you think? Come on, let's have a bit of fun with the idea. It is a perfectly legit idea for people to break off from one country to form another. Just because we lean towards rational thought doesn't mean we can't imagine a bit. Approach it as a "What If?" scenario. What if it were a real possibility? It actually is as real as we want to make it, but even if we are just daydreaming, what would you want the CSA to be like?