This is from a comment at Instapundit. The article commented on is by Sam Harris:
You cannot reason with these people.Harris is known for his writing on atheism which he is self-declared.
This is the comment:
An atheist is someone who has replaced a belief in God w/ a belief in some other higher power – in our country, it’s often government or Democrats or Progressives etc, but if you listen – truly listen – they’re describing a god. The brilliant CafeHayek people make a similar point: if you listen to progressives describe how central planning works, they’re clearly assuming divine intervention in the form of some wise government official who knows all & loves all etc.
You literally can’t make any of their theories work unless you assume a god, so they’re not really atheists – they just prefer bureaucrats or PhDs to the Judeo-Christian God.