Religion and Conservatism
Is it possible to be hostile toward religious faith and be a Conservative?
Reading William F. Buckley Jr.’s thoughts about Max Eastman leaving National Review (prompted by Eastman’s answering the previous question in the negative), I wondered if this conflict has endured. For instance, Bill Maher, who used to claim Libertarian political leanings, is a contemporary avatar of leftism and militant atheism. On the other hand, I can think of several conservatives who claim no religious affiliation: David Horowitz, John Derbyshire, Anthony Daniels but none who are hypercritical of religion.
I believe this obstacle persists.