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Must Atheists Also Be Liberals?

The IntersectionBy Chris MooneyJul 3, 2010 2:05 PM


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The latest episode of Point of Inquiry is something a little different--and I hope in a good way. Here's the write-up:

Recently in Amherst, New York, two of Point of Inquiry’s hosts sat down for a special in-studio episode of the show. One was a conservative (Robert Price), one a liberal (Chris Mooney)—and both were atheists.

The topic they tackled: Is there any necessary correlation between one’s disbelief in God and one’s place on the political spectrum?

The result was a fascinating—and notably civil, and frequently entertaining—conversation ranging across foreign policy, abortion, stem cell research, animal rights, and many other topics. In the end, the discussants actually found not only much disagreement, but also some common ground.

You can stream the episode here

, and subscribe to Point of Inquiry here

. And if you want to join a discussion at the Point of Inquiry forums, visit here


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