[ExI] What the France!?

Fred C. Moulton moulton at moulton.com
Thu Apr 9 18:46:27 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-04-09 at 17:32 +0200, Eschatoon Magic wrote:
> Fred - of course I agree that the "second soul" of which I speak has
> never been, is not now and will never be libertarian. Not to mention
> their unholy alliance with religious fundamentalists in the Bush era.
> But many of them call themselves libertarians, and real libertarians
> are not always ready to denounce them.

Well I do what I can but there are a finite number of hours in a day.
And thanks for noticing and correcting my typo.  As for an "unholy
alliance" with religious fundamentalists do you have names of groups or
individuals?  I am interested if you have the name of a group or
individual with which I am not familiar.  I just did not have the time
to track them all.

I suspect that it is due in part to living in the Silicon Valley that of
the libertarians I know the overwhelming majority are non-believers.  I
can think of two (or maybe three) who identify as Christian and one who
I think might identify as Jewish (but might be more of a Deist).  I
suspect my experience would be different if I lived elsewhere.

I recently attended a book discussion group compromised of libertarians
and the books under discussion where some recent books by authors such
as Dawkins, Hitchens, etc.  Of the regular attendees only one was a
believer and that person had brought along a couple of friends who were
also believers.

You comments do raise a point worth mentioning.  Not all Christian
fundamentalists have a goal of political power.  It was not too many
decades ago that Christian fundamentalists tended to stay out of
politics.   Their involvement in politics started to increase in the
1970s.  It is interesting to note that there are now some Christian
fundamentalists who are bemoaning the involvement with politics since
they think it stirred up a backlash against them.


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