Chris Hayes, a Catholic who is an MSNBC talking head, wrote a book on a similar theme.
His show precedes Rachel Maddow's show, which I always watch, and I often see a few minutes of Hayes' show. One day he spoke of his book. Curious about his take on Catholicism, I browsed it.
I decided that Catholicism left him with a need for authority/expertise.
I may have a bias; I quit Catholicism in the late 1950s.
I appreciate that Chris Hayes is on the political left but I'm not so sure of his brilliance. He might be just hyper, especially at talking.
A psychiatrist told me that authoritarianism is accompanied by impulsiveness, which Hayes has in spades.
I believe Catholicism damages its believers' minds, but their need to rebel can conceal the damage until their senior years.
As for Hayes' cannibalism, does he barbecue his lord and savior?
The only atheist I know of in News media is S.E. Cup, but she is a conservative, which I find strange for an atheist, because I've only run across a few conservative atheists in my life. It makes me wonder if she, like the far right, is opposed to food stamps, contraception, social security, a jobs bill, equality, veterans benefits, and all the rest that the far right is opposed to. She was on the MSNBC show The Cycle, but she left and joined CNN on Crossfire.
Religious belief is widespread, there are over two billion Christians in the world, and I have seen figures that say there is about two million atheists in the United States, everyone else in this country of over three hundred million follows some kind of supernatural or paranormal belief system, including most news casters and politicians, be they Democrat, Republican, or Independent. The good thing though is that about 93% of elite scientists at both the National Academy of Science and Great Britain's Royal Society are atheists.
Anthony, I heard S. E. Cupp's claim to be a conservative atheist on a CSPAN program.
I was skeptical.
I heard her a few times on MSNBC and decided that she had staked a claim to a place she wouldn't have to share with anyone else.
Strange indeed. I don't care for Cupp. Though she claims to be an atheist her views mirror every religious nut I've ever came across.
Everyone does have a right to their own opinion. What they don't have a right to is their own facts. Facts are facts. Opinion is opinion. Fox new interchange the two often. And, as they repeat their opinions, they commonly becomes the "facts" of the right.