Richards examines four areas that are lost by embracing an atheistic, materialistic worldview:
- No Individual Rights
- No Freedom or Responsibility
- No Reliable Reason
- No Moral Truth
Richards makes clear that his argument does not claim that either libertarian values or theism is true, or that theists must be libertarians. “My argument is more modest,” concludes Richards, “if one affirms the libertarian values described above, then one’s coherent philosophical home is theism, not atheism.”
Read his argument for “Why Libertarians Need God” at the Imaginative Conservative.