Bernie Sanders: ‘Problems We Face Are Not From The Heavens’

Bernie Sanders: ‘Problems We Face Are Not From The Heavens’ June 9, 2015

Sounds like humanism: Rejecting divine intervention, Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders declares humanity’s problems are “made by bad human decisions, and good human decisions can change them.”

In an uplifting viral video supporting Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign an inspired Bernie Sanders asserts:

The problems we face did not come down from the heavens. They are made, they are made by bad human decisions, and good human decisions can change them.

Sanders, the longest-serving Independent in Congressional history, is currently a U.S. Senator from Vermont, and a favorite among progressives looking for an alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

Sanders is a friend to freethinkers, and the enemy of conservative Christians. Religious News Service describes Sanders as “unabashedly irreligious” and “the anti-Bible thumper,” noting:

Sanders is the presidential contender most willing to dissociate himself from religion. Though he identifies as Jewish and by Jewish law is Jewish, he has freely acknowledged that he is not a religious person. He scored a solid zero from Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition in its most recent scorecard and a 100 from the abortion rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Scoring a zero from Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition is a badge of honor, and should be a ringing endorsement to the ears of every humanist, every atheist, every freethinker.

Sanders is running on  “a progressive economic agenda that creates jobs, raises wages, protects the environment and provides healthcare for all.”

Sanders is a progressive firebrand that is more than willing to “take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class,” and fight the current “economic and political oligarchy.”

Sanders campaign is centered on three central issues:

Currently Sanders is a longshot to defeat Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. However, his energy, his passion, and his willingness to speak truth to power is a refreshing and powerful alternative to the status quo.

If nothing else, Sanders will add to the debate, and hopefully move the political conversation to the left. His message needs to be heard.

What do you think? Will you be supporting Sanders in 2016?

(H/T r/atheism)

Watch the video below – the relevant quote appears 30 seconds into the video:
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