According to data recently released from the Baylor Religion survey, 73.1% of Americans responded "agree" or "strongly agree" to the statement "God has a plan for me." Of those who agreed with this statement, 96% also said that the government should be smaller.
According to The Christian Post,
Those who believe in an engaged God also tend to believe government is too involved in Americans' affairs, able-bodied people should not receive unemployment checks, and success has little to do with luck.In other words, those who believe in a god that has a plan for them tend to hold right-leaning political attitudes. That is hardly surprising. We know that the evangelical fundamentalist brand of Christianity has been deliberately intermingled with right-wing politics, and it has been this way for awhile.
What I do find interesting is the continued reluctance to accept atheists on the part of many of those in the progressive movement. While some progressive individuals are accepting of atheists, this sort of acceptance seems rare among those with any sort of clout in the movement. I cannot help wondering if the creation and promotion of some sort of progressive atheism would be better for both atheists and progressives in the long run than tendency of many progressives to cling to liberal Christianity and assorted New Age bullshit.
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