S.E. Cupp: One Day, Americans Will Regret Our ‘Militant Atheism’

S.E. Cupp, one of the hosts of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” is a self-loathing atheist.

Though she oftens touts how she’s Godless and Republican, she repeatedly makes assertions that make you question her atheism.

Among her many on-air statements:

“I envy religious people… I envy the faithful. I would like to be a person of faith, but I’m not there yet…”

“Speaking of atheists, I find atheists — militant atheists — to be among the most intolerant people that I’ve ever come across in my religious-sort-of dealings…”

I am not one of these crazy, militant atheists — and I say crazy and mean it…”

And you know what? I would never vote for an atheist president. Ever… Because I do not think that someone who represents 5 to 10 percent of the population should be representing and thinking that everyone else in the world is crazy, but me.

I like that there is a check, OK? That there‘s a person in the office that doesn’t think he’s bigger than the state… I like religion being a check and knowing that my president goes home every night addressing someone above him and not thinking all the power resides right here… Atheists don’t have that.

And now we can add one more statement to the list.

In an interview with Politico, Patrick Gavin asked her this question:

What’s a common and accepted practice for Americans nowadays that you think we’ll look back on with regret?

Cupp’s response:

Militant atheism… and novelty ties.

I know what she means. Yesterday, I went to a coffee shop and wrote some blog posts for this site. Then I upvoted an article on r/atheism.

FEAR MY MILITANCY!!!

I know she’s reading this since she also told Gavin that she gets Google alerts on her name… So I’ll plead to her directly: Sarah Elizabeth, let me interview you. I need to know how you perform these mental gymnastics! You don’t answer my emails. It makes me sad.

(Thanks to Thomas for the link)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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