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To revert to a topic we touched on a few days ago. Is atheism compatible with conservatism?

Wise words from a reader:

“My own take, as an atheist, is that it is eminently possible. My movement rightward was a direct result of reflection and experience, namely regarding human nature, and did not involve an embrace of religion, although my respect for religion has gone up greatly. Conservatism, as I see it, is ultimately about acknowledging and respecting the lessons of experience in shaping and preserving the social, political, and economic institutions that make a society “work.” This acknowledges the role that Theism has played, without requiring one to actually be a theist.”


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