Polyamory.com Forum  

Go Back   Polyamory.com Forum > Polyamory > Spirituality & Polyamory

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #261  
Old 11-09-2011, 01:32 AM
joedad85's Avatar
joedad85 joedad85 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Default

I'm an agnostic atheist, currently attending a Unitarian Universalist church.
__________________
"We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it." - Rainer Maria Rilke
Reply With Quote
  #262  
Old 11-12-2011, 06:08 PM
Salttanknut Salttanknut is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lansing, MI
Posts: 3
Default Conservative Atheist

This combination lands me in interesting territory usually, as many politically conservative people tend to be religious, many atheists tend to be liberal. I try to find a way to get along.
Reply With Quote
  #263  
Old 11-12-2011, 06:39 PM
hyperskeptic's Avatar
hyperskeptic hyperskeptic is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 401
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Salttanknut View Post
This combination lands me in interesting territory usually, as many politically conservative people tend to be religious, many atheists tend to be liberal. I try to find a way to get along.
I suppose it depends on what flavor of conservatism you espouse. Ayn Rand, still the darling of many on the right, was a staunch atheist who had nothing but sneering contempt for any kind of religion or mysticism . . . as well as for any sort of thinking that involved any degree of subtlety.

(Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Also, the moral theories of Hume, Smith and Darwin - who all-but-openly rejected belief in a Christian God - have a built-in tendency to favor current social norms: moral sentiments bind us to the opinions of our peers.
__________________

"Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge" - Charles Darwin

"Mystical explanations are considered deep. The truth is that they are not even superficial." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:16 PM.