Monday, May 17, 2021

Religion and Conservatism

Religion is more conservative than any other aspect of human life. Nations can rely upon religion to serve as a powerful counter to utopian and totalitarian movements. A nation which has lost its sense of religion can never be conservative. The movement against religion, modern atheism, started in France in the eighteenth century (the so-called Age of Enlightenment), and by the 1970s atheism had conquered Europe, North America, and significant parts of Asia. This has effectively finished conservatism. There still are a few political movements which claim to be conservative, but their conservatism is fake. In a society without religion, no political movement can survive unless it espouses liberal and leftist values.


Henrik said...


Your comment is very true and what I belatedly have come to realize. Anyone who claims to be a conservative atheist will eventually end up being just one of them. And libertarians, and even classical liberals, will eventually end up liberals and leftists.

Anoop Verma said...

@Henrik: You are right. A "conservative atheist" is like an unicorn or cyclops. It is a creature that does not exist in the real world--if it exists, then only in imagination.