On Facebook the other day somebody in my news feed had a status that was something like, “I can’t believe how many big name libertarians are religious. Don’t they know in a free market, most churches would be sued for fraud?” What was more intriguing was that a few people that I consider personal friends gave the guy a high five in the comments.
This is typical, as anyone on Facebook knows. So, I am dedicating this post to an airing of grievances. I was raised Catholic, then was a self-declared “devout atheist” for many years, and now I’m a born again Christian. But through it all, I never felt either the passion or the hatred for organized religion that apparently inspires so many libertarians.
I’m not being sarcastic, and I’m not going to argue with you (I can’t stop others from doing it in the comments), but I want to know why this irks so many libertarians in particular.