I am going to explore all the different Irreligious mindsets known to humanity, including atheism, the one I am into. Irreligion is the absence and rejection of organized religion, it is adherence to secular morality.
This post, after professionally defining and explaining all the styles of irreligion, I am going to speak about whether or not all irreligious should inherently throw their political lot in with the libertarian wing of the Republican Party, and if so then why they should.
The idea that every single god and goddess ever thought up, from Jesus to Allah to whomever else, is purely a fictional character.
Atheists like myself tend to be tremendous fans of scientific studies like paleontology and astrophysics and tend to be big fans of science documentaries like “Cosmos; A Space Time Odyssey” and the “Walking With” saga. In fact most irreligious are, but I think atheists tend to be the biggest followers of present-day science.
Here in America, atheism makes up 9 million of this country’s 74 million Irreligion psychographic. That’s 12% of a psychographic that takes up 23% of America’s population, meaning Atheists are 3% of the 320 million American People.
We are the people you can expect to hear saying that the universe started with the Big Bang in the year 13 billion BC.
The idea that one or more gods made the cosmos in 13 billion BC and were, are, and will always refuse to interfere in the events of the cosmos.
Unlike atheists like I was in 2008 to 2010 and in 2015 to now, deists like I was in 2013 to 2015 believe divines are real-life beings who happen to never interfere in the internal workings of the cosmos.
Deism was the ultimate irreligion during the Age of Enlightenment, from the late 17th century to the late 19th. It was also the Irreligious mindset that all of our Founding Fathers were subscribers to, and they were all also subscribers to the secular republic libertarianism of John Locke. Not too surprising, as the Founders were adamantly clear on the importance of freedom of religion.
Nowadays, deists are the majority of American Irreligious: 68% of the psychographic, meaning 50 million Americans are deists. Also this is 16% of the American People. My favorite metal musician for 2008 to 2015 David Draiman is in this category of Irreligion.
People who believe that the question of whether gods are real or fictional is not a possible question to answer. These guys and gals make up 17% of Irreligion in America, meaning 12 million Americans are agnostics.
Agnostic irreligion is often known to atheists and deists as “fence sitting”, due to its refusal to call the God question a knowable question.
Honestly, I don’t know what else I can say about this mindset.
People who differ from agnostics by calling the God question “meaningless” instead of calling it a question to which the answer is “unknowable”. Ignosticism is all about thinking the term “god” has no theologically neutral definition.
The appeal of Ignosticism to me from 2010 to 2013, so almost my entire high school phase, was its natural refusal to argue about God’s existence without first learning a strictly theologically neutral definition of God.
Well, allow me, an atheist, to give such a definition to the ignostics:
- A being that uses magic to create new pieces of the cosmos.
SBNR stands for…
Spiritual But Not Religious, people who have spiritual beliefs that happen to be derived from a secular morality of some sort, whether it’s the Golden Rule or Ethical Egoism or whatever else. Not much else to say from me.
This style of irreligion is basically about using reason and secular ethics to advance human rights and human development. Often the one-word term for this is: Naturalism.
Ideologically, and only capitalizing the R if a sentence begins with this term, republitarianism is all about a right-libertarian republic domestically, and a genuinely proactive foreign policy of free trade, national self-defense, open immigration, and Empire of Liberty.
In Partisan terms, with the R being capitalized every time the term is used, it refers to a voter who espouses libertarian ideology while siding more often with the US Republican Party over the US Democrat Party.
How republitarianism is the organic political ideology of Non-religion and of Anti-religion alike
Yes… I figured this out long before my return to atheism: irreligion and republitarianism are mutually brotherly to each other.
Think about it:
- Both are all out for Individual Independence
- Both are widely espoused by big supporters of free market capitalism
- Both are (normally) motivators of logical paths into each other
- republitarians oftentimes are lead by their politics to espouse irreligion
- irreligious are often times lead by their commitment to scientific thought process to eventually espouse republitarianism
- Both have all the admiration and respect ever possible for present-day science
- Both allow for differing stances on nearly-meaningless social issues like abortion and gay marriage within themselves
- Both are genetically secular thought processes in terms of whether government should be secular or a theocracy
- Both greatly value moral freedom and the permissive society
- Both have reason to plea and push for the freedom of irreligious overseas
- Both have generally a view that all people need to have freedom
Starting to see a pattern? If not, I will name the pattern for you:
- The Pattern Of Irreligion and Republitarian being all about freedom & independence within their arenas (theology and politics, respectively)
Well, I may have made a brief argument for irreligious being republitarian, but allow me to put the “icing on the cake” with questions:
- Should the Far Left Progressives’ push for mass censorship elements like “trigger warning” and “safe space” mandates make the Democrat Party’s entire Science and Non-religion base want to leave for the Republican Party and to be libertarian Republicans instead of conservative ones?
- Should the Far-Left make Science & Irreligion minded Democrats want to flee to the GOP’s libertarian bloc by opposing the idea of belligerence to theocratic regimes who murder millions of Irreligious every week by removing their heads and stoning them to death and by calling for friendliness to such regimes?
- Should libertarian Republican principles against the War On Drugs and against Homophobic and/or Transphobic legislation make Science & Irreligion minded voters interested in the libertarian-wing “Republican Liberty Caucus?”
- Should the libertarian Republican openness to influence by Objectivist movement academics like Yaron Brook make the RLC resemble at least some kind of healthy meaning to Science & Irreligion minded individuals? That Brook himself is one of?
Just four questions of food for brain. Thanks all,