Atheist Revolution asks what I think is one of the easiest questions ever:
If I had to vote for one of two hypothetical candidates, would I be more likely to vote for a liberal Christian or a conservative atheist?
And his answer to that question:
So which would I pick? I’d pick the liberal Christian. It would not be an easy decision, but I think I’d pick the liberal Christian.
I believe that there was a time in my life when I would have somewhat hesitantly picked the conservative atheist. I think this would have been my choice when I was younger, when my atheism was still fairly new, and when I spent far more time being angry at religious believers than I do now. Perhaps that means that atheism was more important to me then than it is now, or perhaps it just means that my approach to atheism has changed a bit.
Speaking for myself, there was never a time when I would have voted for a conservative atheist over a liberal Christian candidate. I think this is an incredibly easy question to answer. I simply don’t see what someone’s religious views have to do with who I vote for, especially since openly atheist politicians are nearly as rare as albino unicorns. I couldn’t possibly care any less whether a politician believes in God or not; I care what they believe about the issues that matter. I just don’t see why this is even a remotely difficult decision.