Oh dear, Andrea. How right you are. I’m talking about your comment to my earlier post, below, re some libertarian types who can get quite a bit religious about their non-religion. And I don’t mean that in a good way.
Maybe Tanya is right; perhaps there are only 27 people like me – folks who mostly side with the religious social conservatives on the issues but who are not religious. And are not about to be, either; I’m not areligious because I never experienced life in the Church – quite the opposite. I don’t know. But I hope not to be mistaken for a militantly secular libertarian just because I’m not religious.
I was quite excited about a week ago when I heard that a few guys were starting a new blog called Secular Right. I thought I’d found a new home; I thought they were going to discuss conservative ideas and ideals more or less like we discuss life issues here at PWPL – without justifying our positions on the Gospel. But so far, that’s not what SR is doing. They seem more intent on demonstrating that religion is somehow inferior to reason, as though the two were necessarily mutually exclusive. I find that annoying.
It doesn’t have to be that way. There ought to be some room between the oogedy-boogedy and the dry (and aggressive) libertarian brand of militant secularism.
Oh well. It’s early in the morning and I’ve got to dash out for a couple of hours, so who knows what’ll await me when I log in again this afternoon.
Happy Saturday morning, everyone. Hey, Andrea, how’s Thunder Bay?
Andrea adds: On numbers–it could just be me, but my world has always been made up of vast numbers of secular conservatives/libertarians, making very clever comparisons between those who oh, say, support traditional marriage and racists in the deep south. (No word of a lie–wow did I ever wish I was somewhere else for that particular luncheon.) I tell ya–I got stories. (And back to the Super Annoying Religious Christian–Brigitte, most people are areligious because they have an experience with the church, not because they never went. Back in the day, I do believe it was those sitting in the pews who convinced me that I didn’t want to.)by