But, if I had a choice between having a government leader as an atheist or christian, I'd probably choose the christian.
This is why many people profess Christ. People assume, falsely in my opinion, that the person who claims "God", is a good person and moral.
Since, the atheist sees no authority higher than himself. Therefore, I think this can lead more likely to a dictator mindset.
This is a huge strawman. In essence, you are protecting your own visions into somebody else. My mother for example, was a strong
atheist and gave much of herself to others, always putting them before herself. She was a firm and complete believer in democracy as was my atheist grandfather who died at the age of 98 after living a life of compassionate chartity
My grandfather for example, frequently helped other elderly people walk their dogs. He would come over and talked to one's who were lonely or bedridden.Did he have a "higher authority"
? Perhaps, no but he had principles
The right question is, to look at what people do
What policies does this person vote on. What sort of things has the person done in
Whereas, a christian recognizes a higher authority than himself, and so would less likely conceive of himself as a dictator.This assumes the "Christian" is "true"
. This also assumes that their version of the "authority", agrees with yours.
Was Calvin a "Christian"? Is it o.k. he burned a man to death for disagreeing with him?
What of the popes of the past?
Your thinking on this issue is very shallow, especially given that you are not even a Christian yourself. Ask the right questions
This is a huge weakness in your approach here.