So, since her recent article about leading atheists being arrogant, I've felt compelled to look into this conservative "atheist"s history, and what I'm finding is leading me to conclude that not only is she NOT atheist, but she might actually be a plant to dilute atheism's representation in the mainstream. Conspiratorial, I know, but I'd rather be proven wrong than simply make an assumption otherwise. From reading her Bio (her representation of herself, not a compilation) I see no atheist influences listed that impacted her views~ however, noted christians like Dinesh D'Souza and Sean Hannity are listed. The only link to atheism I could actually find is in her Bio picture, where she is holding a book by Ayn Rand~ however, that seems to be cancelled out by her recent book she released called "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack On Christianity" where she stands up for the religious and actively defames "atheistic" movements in the "left."
~I didn't stop there; I've been reading many of her posts and articles that are widely available, and while many have nothing to do with religion, the ones that do make subtle references to [her] christianity while making little or no reference to her rejecting the claims. Below I'll post a few excerpts, along with the source of the article. This could be a big deal, because right now she is the ONLY "atheist" on one of the largest and most influential news outlets in the nation~ one that actively works against the separation between church and state. She could be an ally, but its seeming more and more like she is the enemy. let me know what you think of these findings.
I wished I believed, too. I always wanted to believe. It might be of comfort to have faith that some omnipotent god cared and watched over me. (Also, I could join the big Baptist church and hang with the "in" crowd.) But, alas, I don't/can't believe because my sense of reason always overcomes my sense of faith.
So, yeah, one can aspire to belief, yet not believe.
Huh? A step backwards from what?
I believe that she is an atheist.
She is a very conservative Republican so I would geuss that she has many nice loving fundamentalist Christian friends. I do as well, and I have absolutely no problem with their beliefs and they have no problem with my beliefs. I support their right to believe what they want to believe, as long as they don't use their religion to justify oppression or the killing of people with different point of views, which they would never do that. In the churches my religious friends go to, they just teach the loving message of Jesus. (However, there are many churches in my area inhabited by nothing but a bunch of nutjobs, but most of the people who go to them are ages 50+) They completely ignore the Old Testemant for the most part.
My cousin Josh is by far the most religious person I know, and he is also by far the most loving and caring person I know. Whenever I was younger in about 6th-7th grade and dealing with a severe case of depression, he is the one who helped me through. He was driven by his faith to help me. If someone were to attack him militantly for his religious views, I would stand up for him even though I find his views to be rediculous, they helped me greatly. They may have even saved my life. I can understand why she stands up for Christians. She has many close Christian friends and she has had only positive experiences with Christians.
Also, S.E. Cupp is an intelligent woman who wants to make money with a capitalist enterprise(What republican doesn't?) She knows that most conservative Christians aren't very bright and feel that their religion is under attack. What better way for her to make money? I wish her luck with that.
The main reason I believe that you and many other atheists believe she isn't an atheist is only because y'all disagree with her political views. There are actually many republicans and libertarians who aren't religious whackjobs. Those nuts at the Tea Party don't represent all of republicans, and they don't represent to true Tea Party either.
If I agree with many of the tenets of Christianity and identify with the values of many of my Christian relatives and acquaintances, does that make me a fake atheist?
Not trying to be combative - I'm just curious.
Not every follower of any belief (or non-belief) system fits neatly into a box, so I must give Cupp (or most anyone else) the latitude to support, push, or believe as they choose. You've got militant atheists - and you've got SE Cupp.