Sun Mar 25, 2012, 03:52 PM
cleanhippie (16,010 posts)
Coalescing the atheist political movement
Thousands of atheists and non-believers gathered at the nationís capital on Saturday as part of a movement to rally the group's political interests into a secular coalition. Up host Chris Hayes invites Harvard University Professor Steven Pinker, Washington Post blogger Jamila Bey, author Susan Jacoby, and podcast co-host Jamie Kilstein, to join his panel as they discuss how atheism and politics intersect.
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Coalescing the atheist political movement (Original post)
Response to cleanhippie (Original post)
Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:34 PM
LeftishBrit (31,783 posts)
1. I would disagree that there is an 'atheist political movement' as commonly understood
There is perhaps an 'atheist rights movement', or a 'pro-secularism movement', increasing because anti-secularist politics is increasing.
But atheists do not vote as a bloc, and they certainly do not wish to force all members of society to be atheists.
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Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:37 PM
SamG (535 posts)
2. The folks on the show this morning pretty much agree with you.
posted the link elsewhere, but no harm in posting it here.
Full list to choose from On-line chapter type clips from the show.