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Comment #67, macspoofing:

"real shame here is that atheism has been co-opted by the left"

Mostly true, but let's not forget that atheism is a "big tent" with right-wingers (Chistopher Hitchens) and Libertarians (Michael Shermer, Ayn Rand objectivists) playing a significant role. Obviously, not believing in gods should have no inherent relationship to politics.

That said, I doubt atheism is going to take hold in the US Republican Party any time soon, since independent thought is so actively discouraged there. Ditto with most Libertarians, since they are mostly corporate apologists or loony eccentrics (eg, Ron Paul).

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 06:38:00 UTC | #154098