Evolving Right: The Shift from Theism to Anti-Theism in Right-Wing Politics

In recent times, the political terrain in the United States has witnessed intriguing shifts. Traditionally, right-wing politics and theism have been close bedfellows, with evangelical Christians and other religious groups often rallying behind conservative candidates. However, as secularization has increased in the US and worldwide, some right-wing strategists seem to be adapting their approach, recalibrating their rhetoric to resonate with this growing demographic by turning to antitheism (which can be considered as 'atheism with an attitude').

Why the turn to antitheism? One plausible explanation is the perceived clash between the egalitarian principles embedded in Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) and certain right-wing ideologies. Anti-theist messaging could serve to challenge these egalitarian tendencies, making room for alternative narratives that emphasize the myths of European heritage, the superiority of Western culture, and racial hierarchies.

This shift is not merely a reactionary reflex but possibly a strategic move to broaden the conservative base. By tapping into cultural and racial narratives, right-wing strategists might be aiming to foster a new sense of identity and common cause among potential supporters. This approach provides an alternative avenue for rallying support, independent of religious affiliations.

The evolving right-wing rhetoric can also serve as a counter to progressive movements that champion inclusivity, diversity, and a re-evaluation of traditional narratives.

حال کی سیاستی تبادلوں میں امریکہ کی دائنی سیاست نے بڑھتے ہوئے علمانیت کی بنا پر اپنی راہیں تبدیل کرتے دکھائی ہیں کچھ سیاستدان اینٹی تھائزم کی طرف راغب ہو رہے ہیں (antitheism) اینٹی تھائزم کی طرف مائل ہونا دائنی سیاست کو ابراہیمی مذاہب کے برابری پسند اصولوں کی چنوٹی دینے کی اجازت دیتا ہے، جو مغربی ثقافتی برتری کو اجھارنے والی داستانوں کے لئے راہیں کھولتا ہے۔ مغربی ثقافتی برتری کی کہانیاں اجاگر کرتی ہیں، اور ترقی پسند تحریکوں کا مقابلہ کرتی ہیں جو انفرادیت اور مختلفیت کی حمایت کرتی ہیں

Theism (Definitions and "Proofs")

Arguments and Polemics

The Far Right and Anti-theism