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joedad85

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I'm an agnostic atheist, currently attending a Unitarian Universalist church.
 

Salttanknut

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Conservative Atheist

This combination lands me in interesting territory usually, as many politically conservative people tend to be religious, many atheists tend to be liberal. I try to find a way to get along.
 

hyperskeptic

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This combination lands me in interesting territory usually, as many politically conservative people tend to be religious, many atheists tend to be liberal. I try to find a way to get along.

I suppose it depends on what flavor of conservatism you espouse. Ayn Rand, still the darling of many on the right, was a staunch atheist who had nothing but sneering contempt for any kind of religion or mysticism . . . as well as for any sort of thinking that involved any degree of subtlety.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Also, the moral theories of Hume, Smith and Darwin - who all-but-openly rejected belief in a Christian God - have a built-in tendency to favor current social norms: moral sentiments bind us to the opinions of our peers.
 
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