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Sun Mar 25, 2012, 03:52 PM

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.

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/up-with-chris-hayes/46848244#46848244

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cleanhippie Mar 2012 OP
LeftishBrit Mar 2012 #1
SamG Mar 2012 #2
cleanhippie Mar 2012 #3
Joseph8th Mar 2012 #4

Response to cleanhippie (Original post)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:34 PM

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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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:37 PM

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.

http://upwithchrishayes.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/24/10841786-sundays-guests-march-25

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 25, 2012, 05:49 PM

3. I think that your take is accurate.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 12:57 PM

4. Agreed... its a Separationist movement...

 

... Separation of Church and State, that is.

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