mkr-milly asked:

What do you think about secular/atheist American Conservatives, regardless of their specific positions on anything? Do you think they have a place on the Right?

While some of my more socially conservative compatriots may disagree with me, I find it perfectly respectable for one to be secular, atheist, or agnostic…so long as you are not hellbent on attacking other people’s religion, religious practices, or similar practices.

Look we all tend to judge one another some extent, and religion is just one more level of nuance that we can draw judgment.  So, long as we can peacefully disagree then it really is no harm.  The rub comes from bitter and bigoted secularists who tend to lash out at religion preferably on a public stage. They not only admonish religion or spirituality, but seek to annihilate it from every aspect of public life.  While they are free to criticize what they do not agree with, it does irk me when they aim to ban it outright.  A free people should be able to practice their faith freely if they so choose.

Also, there is one other point I cannot hesitate to mention.  To steal from an often misquoted phrase, the further a society drifts from religion, the more it will hate those who speak it.  In other words, when a society pushes away from free religious practice, its morals and freedom tend to decay and religion becomes a pariah to the people.  I believe all the great leftist tyrants throughout modern history understood this. So, they sought to remove religion from society to better control it and have their subjects become solely loyal to their power.  Some have tried to replace it outright with science but science is limited and can ultimately never fulfill all the answers mankind seeks to understand in his/her lifetime.  So, there is something very freeing about religion for a culture.  It allows a person to be loyal and accountable to something outside the confines of human control.  I only say this because I believe secularist conservatives and libertarians should not forget the importance of religion upon the culture.

Political atheism: The movement grows

Political atheism: The movement grows

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Our personal views cannot shape this world. As an atheist, who believes in no “states”, my obvious view is to eliminate all borders in the world and have one single global community united through love and compassion. But that would only be based off my personal views, and in reality, I am sure every single person out there can agree that this utopian view would never work because of the numerous different forms of beliefs and views out there that strongly contradict it. At the present-day, trying to implement my personal views would be a dismal failure, no matter how much I personally prefer it. This is why we cannot try to enforce our personal views on how to shape this world, but as political people, we need to take the time to understand the way this world works and take an approach to accommodate for the needs and views of others in the best way possible.

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I felt good and all washed clean of sin for the first time I had ever felt so in my life, and I knowed I could pray now. But I didn’t do it straight off, but laid the paper down and set there thinking—thinking how good it was all this happened so, and how near I come to being lost and going to hell. And went on thinking. And got to thinking over our trip down the river; and I see Jim before me all the time: in the day and in the night-time, sometimes moonlight, sometimes storms, and we a-floating along, talking and singing and laughing. But somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places to harden me against him, but only the other kind. I’d see him standing my watch on top of his'n, ‘stead of calling me, so I could go on sleeping; and see him how glad he was when I come back out of the fog; and when I come to him again in the swamp, up there where the feud was; and such-like times; and would always call me honey, and pet me and do everything he could think of for me, and how good he always was; and at last I struck the time I saved him by telling the men we had small-pox aboard, and he was so grateful, and said I was the best friend old Jim ever had in the world, and the only one he’s got now; and then I happened to look around and see that paper.
It was a close place. I took it up, and held it in my hand. I was a-trembling, because I’d got to decide, forever, betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself:
“All right, then, I’ll go to hell"—and tore it up. #marktwain #hell #inspiration #philosophy #religion #politics #guyswithtattoos #yeg #edmonton #university #universityofalberta #uofa #atheist #atheism #hitchens #goodwithoutgod #history #literature

Songs of the Everyman

Songs of the Everyman

I heard a drunk man singing in the rain All about Jesus and that time he came; If it really was, if it really is That Judas used against him just one kiss.   The sober man replied with a song of his own About how religion is the seeds we have sown When born we were of ignorance and boredom And strove to take our fellow man’s freedom.   I had to listen hard and write this down As their songs…

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