Over at Lew Rockwell, Laurence Vance had this blog posting about a former Navy SEAL that became a woman. The linked article, here, is from the Washington Times. I don’t know if it was cross-posted over at Drudge, but perusing the comments brings all the typical right-wing retardation we’ve come to expect. Once again, some ‘conservative’ has attributed liberalism with atheism:
most libs are hard core atheists, so “morality” and decency as you’re using it means nothing to them. In their minds what is “moral” or “decent” is to be determined by the individual.”
Okay, let’s break this down. Are most ‘libs’ hard core atheists? First we need to address ‘hard core atheist’.
From Merriam Webster:
a : a disbelief in the existence of deity
b : the doctrine that there is no deity
So, 31% of American’s identify as Democrats and just as not all Republicans will identify as ‘conservative’, neither will all Democrats identify as liberal. Let’s give Steve the commenter the benefit of the doubt and just call all Democrats liberals. According to the Census Bureau, in 2012 71% of 18 and older Americans are registered to vote. Lets round that up to 154 million of which 31%, or 47,740,000 are Democrats/liberals. According to the 2009 ARIS report produced by Trinity College which tracks religious trends in the US, 1.6% claim to be atheist. That’s the same number found on this Pew poll. Time for more math, the 2010 Census recorded something like 320 million Americans. Let’s assume that over the four years since we’ve added 20 million and round it up to 340 million. 340 million * 1.6% is 5,440,000.