I am a 18 year old from a low population town in Indiana. You can say I was dealt a bad hand. But in all seriousness. I always wanted to run for some sort of political role when I grew older, but I think my atheism will stop myself from being successful. I see an extremely common trend of Christians in the political field. I know it is to appeal to the masses and I'm 99% sure that some are actually not Christian's. But, I would like to not have to affiliate with a fucked up religious cult to get voted in to office. I know myself, may have an influence on politics alot and see alot of potential in things I can accomplish(Not trying to sound egocentric, I just think I can do a better job then some people in office atm[This is in reference to my public offices]). I am having trouble finding agnostic or atheist political figures and I just see it as a failure.
I'm on the edge of choosing computer science or political science as a major in college for next year, but don't want something that will most likely be unsuccessful as an atheist.
TL;DR - Would an atheist running for office be detrimental because of not being able to appeal to the unread masses(I mean, look at republicans, ha.) and should I pursue my alternative as a career. Or, will an atheist be in office in 30 years? Please share your opinions, Thankyou, have a nice day.
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