posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 05:29 PM
"Left" and "Right" are rather broad terms as are "Liberal" and "Conservative" and it's a sad thing they are somewhat indivisibly
cross-linked. I don't think there's ever going to be a way to separate the concepts because defining them, separating them, requires division, and
there is no absolute black or white (euphamism please, not racial), right or wrong to either stance.
Atheism by definition is 'non-theistic'. No control by/of/from 'dieties', or 'gods' if you will. Strange as that may sound, that does not mean
many atheists don't acknowledge something "else" is influencing things- chaos for instance... random happenstance... or even a 'collective
conscience' determining the path ahead. Simply, there is no omniscient being(s) controlling things. That does not mean that an atheist is anti or pro
abortion, which is realistically a moral and practical standpoint, not a religious one. An atheist that believes in random chance should acknowledge
that sometimes, during sex, a woman gets pregnant, and maybe chaos itself determined that child should be born... but then again chaos also tells you
that maybe the child should be aborted. Who are we to second guess the underlying forces controlling things? Acknowledging "collective
consciousness" in itself suggests a higher order of knowledge... think of it as the ultimate democracy where everyone that has ever been or ever will
be have their say and the ultimate output is the mean (mathematically speaking).
Now having said that...
Atheists seem to want religion out of their lives (left wing). If they wanted government out of their lives (right wing), government taking anything
from people and giving it to others (liberal) would not be acceptable (conservative).
[edit on 9/24/2009 by abecedarian]