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It seems that atheists are neither liberal nor conservative.

Posted by Michael Dickens on November 29, 2009

This study asked groups of liberals and conservatives what they fear the world would be like without God. According to the study:

“Political conservatives envision a world without God in which baser human impulses go unchecked, social institutions (marriage, government, family) fall apart and chaos ensues,” says McAdams. Liberals, on the other hand, envision a world without God as barren, lifeless, devoid of color and reasons to live.

So if liberalism vs. conservatism is based upon fear of a world without God, what does that say about atheists?

Atheist liberals and conservatives probably have much the same fears as theist liberals and conservatives, but asking what the world would be like without God is simply the wrong question.

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