December 26, 2007

Why Are Most "Conservatives" Theistic?


I work in Chicago, and as such, am immersed in a fairly liberal working environment. However, Ayn Rand's, "Atlas Shrugged" has been making its way around my office, not from me mind you.

And the ideas are sticking. People are getting it. For those of you unfamiliar with Rand, amidst her objectivist, free-market philosophy lies a very intrinsically woven atheistic outlook. Which frankly, I wonder if that is one of the reasons it has been so successful in this liberal audience. Rand separates Christianity from Conservatism.

This stemmed a question from one of my coworkers the other day, "Why are most 'conservatives' theistic?"

I await your theories, and will offer mine tomorrow.

3 comments:

Favela Cranshaw said...

Most people, conservatives included of course, don't take the trouble to ask "why" very often. They don't want to annoy mom or dad and, when they grow up, they don't want to annoy God or their friends and neighbors. Go with the flow are their bywords. Many won't admit they can't really believe in the supernatural, so they are prone to say "me too" and even go to church if they have to.

Arcane Rest said...

really i think it stems from a single issue hat of pro life. but i am all about freedom and conservativism really is all about limiting government and maximizing freedom

Arcane Rest said...

really i think it stems from a single issue hat of pro life. but i am all about freedom and conservativism really is all about limiting government and maximizing freedom