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Author Topic: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?  (Read 8891 times)

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Hi,

Not to put too fine a point on it, but are there any rationalists in NH?

How many free-staters are "Christian-libertarians"?

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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 04:51:34 pm »

There are about even numbers of believers and non-believers, and about even numbers of anarchos and minarchos.  There's a broad spectrum of folks in the FSP, and you're likely to find dozens of people here who are precisely in line with your views.

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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 05:07:05 pm »

There are about even numbers of believers and non-believers, and about even numbers of anarchos and minarchos.  There's a broad spectrum of folks in the FSP, and you're likely to find dozens of people here who are precisely in line with your views.

Hi,

Specifically do you know of any ancap atheist groups? Where I might find them online, etc.

Thanks,
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 05:24:28 pm »

There are about even numbers of believers and non-believers, and about even numbers of anarchos and minarchos.  There's a broad spectrum of folks in the FSP, and you're likely to find dozens of people here who are precisely in line with your views.

Hi,

Specifically do you know of any ancap atheist groups? Where I might find them online, etc.

Thanks,
-Individualist

Freekeene.com has many of them.
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010, 07:19:56 pm »

Not to put too fine a point on it, but are there any rationalists in NH?

How many free-staters are "Christian-libertarians"?
depending on how you define the terms ... and how fine a point you put on it
I could be both.
There are many of both here.
We also have many people who have moved that love to put very fine labels on people. You will feel right at home here.
I even had one of my friends leave us in NH, because there were not enough Christian-Anarchists in our area.
So you will  be one of the boys here.
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010, 03:15:26 am »

Freekeene.com has many of them.

Hey thanks.

Can anyone tell me what the university scene is like there? Good, bad, ugly?

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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010, 09:25:22 am »

Agnostics seem to be the largest "contingent."  Libertarians are not inclined to take things on faith, and both "there is a god" and "there is no god" are faith-based statements.  Even the spiritual folks tend to be agnostic about anything outside their own personal experience.

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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2010, 10:12:18 am »

Freekeene.com has many of them.

Hey thanks.

Can anyone tell me what the university scene is like there? Good, bad, ugly?



I guess it depends on what you mean by scene.

There are:
UNH
Dartmouth
New England College
etc
etc
etc
Each has a different scene... some are 'night schools'  some are more expensive. etc
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2010, 01:37:50 pm »

The highest ratio of ancaps will be found in Keene, which is also a college town.  Visit http://forum.freekeene.com and see 111+ reasons to move to Keene at http://move.freekeene.com
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 08:22:08 am »

We have lots of Christian Libertarians, like it or not.
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 09:27:58 am »

We have lots of Christian Libertarians, like it or not.

Really?  The Libertarian Party doesn't seem so strong in NH  :D  I'd say there is a lot more of the "atheist-anarcho-capitalists" types.
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 09:36:18 am »

We have lots of Christian Libertarians, like it or not.

Really?  The Libertarian Party doesn't seem so strong in NH  :D  I'd say there is a lot more of the "atheist-anarcho-capitalists" types.

Pardon me, Christian libertarians (not Christian Libertarians).
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2010, 07:40:26 pm »

We have lots of Christian Libertarians, like it or not.

Not.  :P

If by atheist and rationalist you mean of the Ayn Rand/Objectivist variety here's the FB group:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=49289980660

I'm a serious Objectivist and though I don't dominate the discussions I'm also one of the organizers of The Nashua Weekly Liberty Discourse:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120035834535



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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2010, 01:04:48 am »

I think it is very important to distinguish between different levels of atheism.  I think that political atheism (i.e. anarchism), economic atheism (i.e. capitalism), epistemological atheism (i.e. evolutionary pragmatism), reproductive atheism (i.e. rational natalism), etc are just as important as religious atheism.  As far as I know - I am the only real atheist in the known universe.  ;)

Furthermore, religion is a cultural issue as subjective as clothing or language.  Most people accept religion like any other cultural irrationality - useless neckties, inconsistent English spelling, the imperial system of weights and measures, and so on.  Don't be too quick to prejudge people just because they're "religious".  A person who accepts that 2 + 2 add up to 4 out of blind faith is a better ally than a critically-thinking "atheist" fool who thinks they add up to 3 or 5!
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Re: Are there many atheist-anarcho-capitalists / rationalists in NH?
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2010, 01:03:59 pm »

I think it is very important to distinguish between different levels of atheism.  I think that political atheism (i.e. anarchism), economic atheism (i.e. capitalism), epistemological atheism (i.e. evolutionary pragmatism), reproductive atheism (i.e. rational natalism), etc are just as important as religious atheism.  As far as I know - I am the only real atheist in the known universe.  ;)

Furthermore, religion is a cultural issue as subjective as clothing or language.  Most people accept religion like any other cultural irrationality - useless neckties, inconsistent English spelling, the imperial system of weights and measures, and so on.  Don't be too quick to prejudge people just because they're "religious".  A person who accepts that 2 + 2 add up to 4 out of blind faith is a better ally than a critically-thinking "atheist" fool who thinks they add up to 3 or 5!

You're confusing atheism and agnosticism.

Atheism is every iota as much a statement of irrational faith as any other religion.  With the added irrationality that "there exists no deity" is not a logically-provable statement, whereas "there exists a deity" might be.

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