An alt-right “expert,” Professor George Hawley of the University of Alabama, claims that the movement consists of many atheists and agnostics.
When asked who makes up the alt-right, he said:
“I would say it is definitely a young movement. I’d say that it is predominantly white millennial men. It is not sort of stereotypically conservative in its profile. I’d say that probably it is a more secular population than the country overall. That is, there are a lot of agnostics and atheists or people who are just generally indifferent to religion.”
“And I think that it is a fairly well-educated movement on average, that as I think that probably the model alt-right member has at least some college education.”
Saying they are apathetic about religion is probably true. They are not exactly exchanging Bible verses online.
However, they’re not bound by logic like most atheists. They are bound by hate like most white supremacists and KKK members.
Their religious beliefs are likely similar to that of Donald Trump. Their religion likely doesn’t factor into their lives at all; although, they may pretend to be overly religious. They don’t want to alienate potential supporters, so they are not overtly anti-religious either.
Atheist groups have denounced the alt-right. These groups include the Center for Inquiry, the American Atheists, the American Humanist Association, and the International Humanist and Ethical Union.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation also released a statement denouncing them recently. Even if the alt-right has non-religious people in it, no organized group of atheists is on their side.
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