When Mitt Romney gave the commencement address at Liberty University, he made a not-totally-evil reference to people without religious faith:
Someone once observed that the great drama of Christianity is not a crowd shot, following the movements of collectives or even nations. The drama is always personal, individual, unfolding in one’s own life. We’re not alone in sensing this. Men and women of every faith, and good people with none at all, sincerely strive to do right and lead a purpose-driven life.
Ok, so it’s not glowing praise, only the idea that non-religious people, too, can be good. But that’s so abnormal to hear in conservative circles that it qualifies as something worth noting.
Then again, it’s followed by a reference to Rick Warren‘s book… What’s that supposed to suggest? That atheists have a god-given purpose in life?
Anyway, GodVlogger puts this in some context: