Skip to comments.Can a good conservative be an atheist ? (vanity for intresting discussion: wife)
Posted on 04/29/2010 8:58:35 PM PDT by se_ohio_young_conservative
Let me say first of all that I am a Christian with a strong faith in God. I grew up going to church with my grandpa. I accepted Jesus Christ into my life at a young age.
My wife was raised in a strict christian home. But I think that worked against her in some ways. I think certain people in her family turned her off on religion at points along the way. She is now an atheist. She is a great mom to our 16 month old twins. She is an awesome wife. I love her so much and I will never let it destroy our marriage. So I have been very open and tolerant of her views while praying for her like crazy at the same time.
She has been mostly apolitical and I guess she has been more intrested in recent months watching Fox News with me and listening to the radio. She is very much against abortion. She knows that Obama is a disaster for this country.
It came up in another thread. We have been watching Glenn Beck. and my wife likes him at times. But he really loses her when he goes off into a deep religious discussion. Here I am trying to get her to see and understand things that are going on, and religion comes up, and she sort of tunes out and changes the subject.
That got me thinking. I know this country was founded by men of faith. I know many of us conservatives are religious. But can't a person be a conservative, pro life and atheist ? and still love their country just as much as I do ? ... How many out there are like my wife ?
I tend to think so for sure. But at the same time. I don't want to remove our religious traditions either. They are very important. Our country needs them now more than ever. But I think people like my wife are important to our cause as well. Men and women in their 20s, not religious, but conservative on many issues and they don't even label or know they are conservative. So I guess the problem is.. We can't slip into a politically correct echo chamber, but at the same time we must carefully equate our christian traditions with religious freedom for all. Our rights come from God. and that includes the right not to be religious of course.
what do you say ?
All I can say is SE Cupp is!!!!!
S.E. Cupp is an atheist ? I didn’t know that..
Although I am not an atheist, I am fully accepting of atheism in the conservative movement. One can be atheist and still believe in Judeo-Christian principles - or - simply believe in small government.
Why not ???
Mark for later reading..
I have a little crush on S.E. Cupp. She’s damn hot, kind of a cross between Ann Coulter, and that old VJ Kennedy who was on MTV in the late 80s. Slightly nerdy and bookish, intellectual, great hair and cute face.
I do not consider myself an atheist, because I feel that atheism is a form of religion or anti-religion.
I’m not anti-religious at all. have no problem with people taking part in religious activities.
But personally I am somewhere between hard agnostic to nonbeliever.
And yes I am very conservative to libertarian in my political views.
I am strongly conservative mostly because of political beliefs, but partial birth abortion is a real heart breaker for me!
I don’t believe in religion either.
Mostly because of a priest who tried to kiss me.
I absolutely believe in The Lord, though you won’t ever find me in a church.
An atheist believes our spirit dies with our body, a Christian does not.
An intelligent, intellectually honest person will gravitate towards a conservative, judeo-christian view of morality if only because historically, that’s what works.
I’m sorry for your wife’s apparent lack of faith, but give her time; if the seed’s planted deep enough, eventually it will blossom.
There is no such thing as a Atheist on a crashing Airplane.
You can quote me on this.
Of more concern is understanding your wife's lack of religious belief. I have several atheists in my extended family. They all have a need to believe in something bigger than themselves, and choose to either put their belief in big gov't or the Earth. They were never baptized and are very tough nuts to crack. Your wife, however, had a religious background and perhaps she is "wandering" for whatever reason.
You’ve thrown out fellowship with other Christians in church because of one bad person? Not judging, just kind of perplexed....
In our nation's charter, the Declaration of Independence, what those principles are are laid out quite clearly. Our form of government and our liberty are premised on the self-evident truth that all men are CREATED equal, ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights, and that the raison d'être of human government is the protection of those rights.
How can someone who denies what the Founders called "self-evident," or "as plain as the nose on your face," conserve what they can't see and that they deny?
How can someone conserve something they don't even understand?
She is definitely my favorite gal on Fox. I especially love her on Red Eye, particularly when she sits in the “gratuitous leg shot” chair. I download every clip of hers I can find on YouTube.
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