I'm an Independent Party Member from NYC, now in Arizona. I'm conservative about spending, liberal about personal freedoms. I feel like I see mostly Democrats on Atheist Boards, but I'm concerned it's just my echo chamber of liberal friends and family. What is your political affiliation and if you want to leave a message, does being an Atheist affect your politics?
you'd THINK atheists would be democratic, or at least liberal, since the republicans play so strongly to the super-religious, and are so against human rights, including freedom from religion. that's not always how it works out though. people often do things against their own self-interest.
Since in the latest primary election here in Ohio I voted with a Green ballot , that would make me a registered Green . However , since I will in all likelihood be moving to Pennsylvania , where there are closed primaries , and parties and independents don't even have the right to cast an issues only ballot on primary election days , I intend to register as a Democrat .
I recently worked with a right leaning atheist. His political vie s baffled me. He defended Trump supporters because he cherry picked incidents where they were harrassed. I casually mentioned Charlottesville where a Trump ran over a bunch of people and that they were literally Nazis at the rally, but is was water off a duck's back. He perceived the harassment of Trump supporters be a higher number than violence against the anti-trump crowd, so it was more significant in his mind. No doubt he enters the echo chamber of right leaning news sources, but I don't know how he tolerates the Jesus talk by these same sources. Anyway, my point is that there are plenty of right leaning atheists. Apparently I was a Bernie bro because I had a bumper sticker. I know, edgy and clearly a legitimate target for the DNC.
Ahhhh yes....the we like our gays and weed....but fuck the poor type. We need a name for your group...do y'all have a name? And that is a serious question because I'd like to avoid y'all too as I'm sure y'all would like to avoid my type. I'm a progressives btw.
For those of us not in the USA this question is a bit irrelevant, we don’t tend to have the same kind of splits in our voting system. We tend to have left wing socialists, right wing fiscalists, left wing greens, right wing populists, and a few other parties, and always have coalition governments.
While I might have in the past decades had some open mindedness to a general fiscal responsibility message such as was typical of the R's of the times, the takeover of the Republican party by evangelical biblethumpers, evolution-deniers, anti-science people, and a bunch of geeks who want to get all up in everyone's vagina and rectum to monitor what is going on there has sent me fleeing firmly into the Democratic/Liberal wing of politics.
I'm agnostic. I'm a registered Democrat because of closed primaries in NY, but I lean further left than the Democrat Party. I like a lot of what the Green Party stands for and my ideologies probably fall more in line with a Noam Chomksy as a Libertarian Socialist or Anarcho Syndicalist.
I do believe that the left probably has more atheists when it comes to the general population/voters. I also believe that many politicians (on both sides) aren't really religious and just use religion to sway the voters.
I am registered as a democrat, but can't say that I wholeheartedly support them. I loathe the republican party and what they have become and will vote for a republican candidate only if there is no viable alternative, which may actually happen in the next California gubernatorial election. I am deeply disappointed in the incompetence and ineffectiveness of the democrats today and have been looking for an alternative. I considered the Libertarians at one time, but now they are just another subsect of republicans so, no. Other parties are too single issue. Lately I have been looking at the modern Whig party as a possible alternative.
I’m a registered dem. But understand that both parties have flaws. Like you, I’m fiscally conservative but socially dem. I tend to vote dem. Bc they tend to be more towards letting people live their lives and make more sensible decisions when it comes to our environment.