From reader Darryl:
As atheists are quick to remind anyone who makes the mistake of referring to atheism as a religion, atheists unite around the disbelief in a god or gods. They are, quite literally, negative: they affirm what they do not believe rather than what they do. Their reasons for not believing may be varied, but they are in agreement on their disbelief.
Since there is no positive intellectual content necessarily shared by atheists, they may differ widely among themselves on any number of subjects, as this blog will amply attest. One area in which I have noticed a disparity of opinion among atheists is that of politics, or more precisely, political philosophy. There is nothing inherent in a simple disbelief in a god or gods that prevents one from being a Republican, a Libertarian, a Socialist, an Anarchist, a Green, or whatever.
My question is this: Do you see any connection whatsoever between atheism and political affiliation or philosophy; your own or someone else’s?