Hemant has been looking at some recent comments by S.E. Cupp, the atheist who functions as a junior level conservative pundit. As always, much of what she says is confusing to hear from the mouth of an atheist, since it sounds more like a talking point from an Evangelical Christian.
But there are also things like this, where she talking about how she would never vote for an atheist for president:
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.
That’s not a minor point. That’s kinda the heart and soul of a representative democracy. I really don’t care whether or not an elected official believes that they’re answerable to a transcendent power so long as they recognize that they’re answerable to their very earthly human constituency.