rstones199 - The Voice Of Reason!
When you say 'god', which one are you referring to?
I'm not saying let's kill all the stupid people, I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort itself out.
If anything such a lack of structure gives too much freedom. Because of original sin we cannot have the absolute freedom we had in the Garden. That is why a government is required according to Catholic and Protestant theologians.
I think most people choose a political "side" based on social issues, which are far easier to understand than financial/economic issues. Socially conservative people vote republican and argue in favor of conservative fiscal policy even though few know much about economics. Those are the ones who I say "Got lucky." These are the conservatives who claim that conservative principles are "common sense" even though a (somewhat) formal education about economics is absolutely required to truly embrace conservative economic principles. Their idea of common sense is, "I'm right and it should be obvious to everyone."
Naturally, the more intelligent people are initially repelled by this vast and loud ignoramus branch of the conservative movement, and, since they neither hate, nor wish to limit the freedoms of people different from them, naturally become socially liberal. In the name of expedience, they also by and large adopt the liberal economic viewpoints as well. Remember, since so few people become educated about economics in our government-run school system, economic beliefs can basically be drawn from a hat. And indeed, the vast majority of people randomly pick the economic views which happen to be associated with their social views. This is how you have such a high number of liberal atheists.
If economics was taught in elementary school and up, as it should be, the number of conservative atheists would skyrocket. Liberal atheists just haven't learned about economics yet. And once they do, they will be pleased that the majority of idiots in the U.S. correctly identify with conservative economic policy, just by sheer coincidence.
Atheists, realize that it's very important to first get idiots to vote republican for some bs reasons, like religion or social issues; since we can count on the smart people to learn economics and vote republican even without bs wedge issues.
You get religion out of politics, and I bet you'd find the favorability ratings for religion would skyrocket. It's one thing to be tolerant and respectful of people's fairy tale beliefs, but quite another to tolerate them when they are being obnoxious about it and trying to impose their stories on those who don't even believe in them.
"The whole "us verses them/right verses left" mentality is childish; leave that crap in the sporting arena and understand that political discussions are no place for torrid, angry argument, rather rational dialogue whereby we may deepen and hone our own beliefs. Anyone declaring "liberalism" or "conservatism" as finite terms distinguishing absolute morality is grossly misguided and closed minded. They're just words; and we're just people. Political positions aren't sports teams." - TitoSparks
Atheists believe in evolution and not only the evolution of species but also of societies , politics and in general everything.
Looking evolution as the driving force behind change the average atheist see no reason to conserve because change is inevitable as it is scary and challenging and terrible and exciting . Atheists can take the heat of all this while other people can not.
So stop trying to ruin our society by mixing social and economic policy. You can get married, I just told you how. Now it's okay to vote republican.
Think about how capitalism has survived and communism, by and large, has not. No atheist should want to change things for the sake of change itself. Study economics and start the first day believing that this is the most important subject you will ever learn.
Communism has not be defeated it just proven to be incompatible with the current state of affairs .
Atheists do not change things we are only expecting things to change so we do nothing to prevent change this is what conservatives do.