Where are all the Conservative Atheists at?

conservative atheists blazing saddlesI’ve always felt very much alone, a conservative in a sea of liberal atheists.  In fact, I felt so alone that the moment I met another even remotely conservative atheist, I started a podcast with him.  All of that seems to be gone now, I’ve returned to being one of the very few true conservative voices in an overwhelming majority of liberal atheists.

However, when someone asked on a forum why all atheists tended to be liberal, I chimed up and said that all of them aren’t, although conservatives tend to be incredibly few and far between.  Then, someone responded with something that surprised me.  He said that there were probably more conservative atheists than I realized.

My question is… WHERE THE HELL ARE THEY?!?!?!

A couple of days ago, I put out a call, far and wide, for any conservative atheists who were interested in taking over the co-hosting seat on The Bitchspot Report and you know how many I’ve heard from?  Zero.  Know how many people I’ve heard from at all?  Zero.  I’m really at the point of chalking the podcast up to a failed project, aimed at a demographic that apparently doesn’t exist.

See, when I originally came up with the idea of maybe doing a podcast, I didn’t want to do it alone, I wanted to find a responsible, intelligent partner to do some of the work, or at least hold up their own side of the bargain.  I had no problem doing all of the recording, all of the editing, the maintenance on the website, the generation and uploading of the YouTube versions, all with my very limited free time, but when people started showing up consistently intoxicated to record the podcast, totally unprepared, totally lacking in any ability to stick to a topic or follow a script, such that it took an average of 7 hours of editing to produce a single hour of finished product, that was too much.  The final straw was when they simply vanished for a week and a half without a word and couldn’t be bothered to send a tweet or an e-mail saying “hey, something came up, I’ll be away…”  As I pointed out at the time, personal responsibility is a basic conservative tenet and lacking such really doesn’t make you a reliable human being.

Therefore, that portion of the show is over.  Whether there will be another portion to come is unknown.  So far, I have heard nothing but positive comments from listeners, I’d like to keep doing it, even if I have to drop the conservative part and just be a good atheist podcast, there may be value in that as well.  However, that all depends on if anyone responds and anyone is willing to give up an hour or two of their time per week.

 

7 thoughts on “Where are all the Conservative Atheists at?

  1. I guess I qualify as one, and I think there are more out there than it may seem, but "atheism" just isn't something we strongly identify with possibly? One common theme I've seen though is that our kind on a whole are much less hostile to religion and religious people than the more populous lefty atheists (even though the lefties tend to be quite selective about who they bash, and are remarkably absent when a group doesn't belong to the "religious right").

    The fact that the focus of the American right has shifted to the economy away from fringe social issues can only be a good thing IMO. That is what a vote on the Federal level mostly has an impact. Democrats have cleverly made a big deal of social issues (which are mostly decided on the state level anyway) to their advantage. No reason to play on their terms.

    And when the focus is on the economy, the scope of public institutions etc. the differences between conservatives cease to be so important IMO.

  2. Hmnn…any theories on why it is that for the overwhelming majority of staunch disbelievers, strong atheism is almost always matched by an equally uncompromising commitment to far-left politics and values?

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