March 5, 2010

Right-Wing Atheists


Atheists are routinely stereotyped as fringe liberals, socialists, or even Communists. Although there is evidence that more atheists can be found on the liberal side of the liberal-conservative political spectrum, this does not mean that conservative atheists do not exist. In fact, there are plenty of conservative atheists. I've encountered Republican atheists, libertarian atheists, and all sorts of atheists who ally themselves with the political right in other ways. Once one understands what atheism is, this political diversity should come as little surprise. There is nothing about atheism that dictates one's political stance.

Because atheists are more likely to be liberal, it should come as no surprise that many atheist blogs are written from a more liberal perspective. Conservative atheist blogs are fewer in number, but there are a number of atheist blogs written from a right-wing perspective for those who would care to look. For just a few examples, check out Conservative Skeptic, Bitchspot, the Unreligious Right, or the Atheist Conservative. If you are a politically conservative atheist blogger and your blog reflects this perspective, please feel free to leave a link to your blog in the comments on this post. I may repost this at some point with an expanded list of right-wing atheist blogs.