A confused and self-loathing atheist, S.E. Cupp says she agrees with “pretty much all” of the Ten Commandments and has “envy” for the religious belief of others.
In a recently released video promoting her role on CNN’s Crossfire, Cupp, columnist, commentator and author, attempts to reconcile her conservative values with her professed atheism, with little success.
For a self-professed atheist to endorse “pretty much all” of the Ten Commandments is confusing, if not self-contradictory. While any reasonable person would endorse some of the more obvious commandments, such as prohibitions against murder and theft, it is simply not reasonable nor rational for a self-professed atheist to endorse instructions to worship only God and to keep the sabbath, and prohibitions against idolatry and blasphemy.
Further, while an atheist may be understanding of, or sympathetic to, those suffering under religious delusions, to be envious of another’s ignorance and superstition is again, irrational. The healthy atheist feels liberation, and freedom from religious ignorance and superstition, not envy.
Ultimately, S.E. Cupp is a performer, who markets herself as a conservative talking head, paid to engage in shouting matches on cable news. As such, it is hard to determine if her self-professed, self-loathing atheism is simply a novel and paradoxical marketing ploy to appeal to her religious base, or if she is sincere in her conceptual confusion. Either way, she is a poor representative of the atheist community.