Monday, September 23, 2013

The Curious Case Of S.E. Cupp

OK, let's get one thing out of the way right now: she's hot. Like blood-leaving-my-brain-going-somewhere-else-so-I-can't-think hot. But I must not let her hotness influence my criticism of her. She's been called out by many atheists for her self loathing attitude towards her own worldview. (I thought that was reserved for Jews.) I don't get this woman. She proudly proclaims her atheism, but then spends much of her time criticizing atheists as "militant" (for the heinous crime of ranking politicians on their attitudes towards things like secularism and evolution!), says she'd never vote for an atheist president, and actually helps the Christian Right strategize ways to combat secularism. WTF?

Talk about self loathing. I mean Jews and Christians can be self loathing, but this is extreme. I'm having doubts that she really is an atheist, and not just a ploy to make atheists look bad. Older Fox News watching conservative religious Americans can watch her mouthing off rants against the intolerant godless liberals who are waging war to "overthrow God, and silence Christian America for good.” And they'd fall right for it and say, "Look, she's an atheist, she's one of them and she's exposing what we've been thinking is true all along! She must be right."

Does she really believe what she preaches? I'm not sure. An atheist can certainly be a conservative, although almost all atheists are socially liberal, even if they are fiscally conservative. But how can an atheist truly support the Christian Right in their attempt to destroy the separation of church and state? It's like a gay person supporting the discrimination against gay people. (She even hurts her own support for gay marriage when she helps the Right, this shows what a hypocrite she is.) That's where the self loathing part comes from. I've yet to actually meet any fellow atheists who were against secularism, at least not soft secularism. No one is advocating that all religious belief be banned and wiped clean from society. Not the American Atheists, nor the Secular Coalition for America, nor is Richard Dawkins or Sam Harris. But apparently for Cupp, preserving Jefferson's meaning of the First Amendment, separating church and state, is too militant.

What does she expect atheists to do? Allow the Christian Right to fuse their particular brand of religious faith with government so they can wield it over people that don't hold to it and impose it on them? Yeah right. That's why it's called New Atheism. The "New" means we're not going to shut up and let religious bullying happen. Standing for secularism is not militant. It's American.

I could go on and on about her absurd logic, but it speaks for itself. Just watch any clip on the internet of her talking about atheism, religion and secularism and you'll know what I mean. Here's a sample:

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1 comment:

  1. This is pretty much what I've thought of her, as well. I wouldn't be surprised if this is just a role she's playing, and as soon as it stops being worthwhile, she'll have a SUDDEN AND AMAZING! conversion to Christianity - and her book all about her miraculous conversion will quickly appear on shelves. I can't say for sure, but I strongly suspect it...



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