Is Atheism a chiefly liberal or conservative philosophy?

I know this may seem like a bit of an odd question but I’ve been wondering about it for the past few days and for some reason I can’t escape the feeling that it (atheism) would be a rather ‘conservative’ point of view (that is, at least in title), and yet I’m constantly being called a liberal because of my social and political leanings. I'm just wondering what your views are on this.


PS: I’ll be gone for a few days but I will catch up with this thread when I return.

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I've actually been ramping up to a full blown (motherfuckin) thesis on the subject, but more 'Socialism vs Capitalism~ a breakdown of current paradigm vs possible paradigm' which is why I posted about entitlements earlier.  I've been trying to chunk it down, and sharpen my arguments on here, so that I can eventually test all of them, and then just write an intro, thesis, and throw it all together (for the most part)

oh [sigh] I got distracted, then forgot about it.  I have been tackling related issues lately, but it slipped my mind after the first day...

Oh, the Drama; The Pressure!

I will put it on my list of things to do, however I have a medical/psychological issue I'm dealing with that makes it difficult (seriously) that I mentioned in another thread you're in.  


I can't stop dissecting and dismantling thoughts logically and philosophically, and its starting to drive me fucking insane.  I want to turn it off somehow, but it keeps on going and going and going and going and going~  Its turning into me arguing even the most inane details for correctness, like that post on stupid maxims~ the disclaimer at the top and bottom wasn't a joke, I seriously can't stop.  Libertarians have been good prey as of late (anyone conservative, really) and I think you and I have gotten into it in the Hitchens thread as well~ but I can't stop debating and arguing, constructing and deconstructing thoughts.  this has made it  very difficult for me to focus on things that aren't directly related, such as a group to bitch about libertarians (because we know they aren't going to join the group just to argue with us, at least I wouldn't expect it) as opposed to actually fighting them out in the forums...  


Enough of this small rant, I need food.  


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Well let's just get right down to brass tax then, why don't we? Park, I'd be glad to help out in this regard, and perhaps JD and anyone else of like mind can throw our weight behind this thing. Eventually we'll have something we can just throw up here on Nexus as our standing argument. Maybe we need (yes, yet another!) group to get started here? Let's get organized! What do you say?
Consider me in, but keep in mind that I'm trying to write my own manifesto (so to speak) to organize my thoughts independently of others.  I'll be involved in discussions, but truly, as far as compiling the issues into a cogent document, at least in my own regard I'll be tackling that on my own.  A group to address the issues for the document?  Maybe, but such a limited pool of ideas (people agreeing mostly) won't test them as much as the open waters~ even if I have to swat away a couple 'sharks.'  I'll let you take the lead on actualizing whatever idea you're having here, but consider me close behind you.
on a slightly less related note, on of the undertaking's I've been considering is developing a new language (I already tried once, didn't turn out too bad) based on simplified thought structures; where letters (in this case the english alphabet) are assigned core thoughts or concepts, which are then combined to create more descriptive words or thoughts.  This would shorten sentence structure by being able to encapsulate large concepts within entire words, instead of using arbitrary words (multiple consonants and vowels to create one thought).  If anyone is interested in that, I'm more than willing to hear ideas~

lol go figure, they're trying to make a cheat sheet!  My first language was ok, but it became difficult to keep creating new words for every concept, essentially making it from scratch.  Thats why I'm trying this new approach, hopefully it will simplify it so necessary knowledge is kept merely to the alphabet and core concepts, so its merely a matter of decoding words as opposed to rote memorization. 


Btw, I'd like to say Michael, that we've had some great discussions on topics other than our political beliefs, and while I vehemently disagree with you in that area, I have a great deal of respect for you all around.  Everyone's entitled to their mistakes lol [that's intended to be humorous smugness]

Likewise, Park.

Hey man if socialism is so horribly evil then why do even conservatives go against getting  rid of medicare?Also why is there a socialistic healthcare in the military?

Because, Republicans and Democrats are both socialistic, just more or less in different areas. Neither are interested in upholding individual rights. I would guess that there is socialistic healthcare in the military for the same exact reasons that it is elsewhere.
But medicare is actually very popular so alot of people including seniors are all evil in your views.The fact is there is alot of sociallism in this country believe and alot of people like it.


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