If we are going to have parties based on nonreligion, then it's OK to have parties based on religion, Oh wait, that's the Republican party. Never mind.
I think the Democrat party has a big enough tent to allow agenda with secular view. Fringe parties stay on the fringe. Well, there's tea party, but that's just Rebublicans with dementia.
Well, good luck. I can't see having a separate party based on atheism, even though I'm ardently antitheistic. It would be interesting to see the platform, but even then I don't think I would go for it.
When I was in college I was in the Young People's Socialist League (YPSL) and we realized that third party movements were doomed from the outset. So, we worked within the Young Democrats and the regular party to encourage Socialist ideas and actions. Out on the fringe you are just farting in a whirlwind.
There is a sizable number of Democratic Congresspeople and Senators in the Progressive Caucus I would imagine a fair number of them are Atheist or Agnostic.
That's true. However, "declares" is the operative word. I would guess that a large number of congresscritters attend church and make sure every speech ends with, " ...and God bless America", and they do it all for the same reason they love babies, go to the county fairs, judge pumpkin contests and have a dog – the public perception – IMAGE. Regardless of who they really are.
Have a look at our external website then.
President, National Atheist Party
great! I'm there!
While I totally agree that atheist views are hardly very conducive to political interconnectedness and that atheist view-points might distact from other more salient topics of discussion, I have felt in recent years that until someone takes a stand on the specifically non-religious approach to governance and in fact details ideological trespasses on human rights/education as the bona fide enemy of science and progress, that we will go nowhere as a nation.
I feel that the sad truth is that here, in the year 2011, we are struggling to attain a level of open mindedness that was known several times before in history, but that now stands threatened by conservatives and liberals alike, both of whom either want to invade every corner of our lives with the judgements of the corporate church or that traditions which infringe on us culturally should be preserved because the religious views upon which they are founded always deserve a "free pass" and be must be portayed as positive treasures of our rich cultural pasts. blah blah blah!
Atheism is a necessity for the next stage in human cultural evolution.