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Andrew Sullivan

Journalist, Author

Andrew Michael Sullivan is an English author and political commentator, appearing as a guest on national news and political commentary television shows in the United States and Europe. He is gay and a Roman Catholic. Sullivan is sometimes considered a pioneer in political weblog journalism, since he was one of the first prominent political journalists in the United States to start his own personal blog. He is the former editor of The New Republic and the author of five books.
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Andrew Sullivan's Opinions

Mostly Disagree
Monogamy is very hard for men, straight or gay, and if one partner falters occasionally (and I don't mean regularly), sometimes discretion is perfectly acceptable. You could see Jong bridle at the thought of such dishonesty. But I think the post-seventies generation - those of us who grew up while our parents were having a sexual revolution - both appreciate the gains for sexual and emotional freedom, while being a little more aware of their potential hazards.
31 May 2006    Source


Agree
You find [faith] troubling, I think, purely because it upholds truths that cannot be proved empirically or even, in some respects, logically.
17 Jan 2007    Source


Disagree
Notice how unlike other crazed madmen, he does not end his killing spree by killing himself. Notice how he has not pled insanity; but has pled not guilty even though he concedes the horror of his actions. This man is extremely sane. ... He did what he did, knowing it was evil, because of a passionate commitment to a political cause, which has become fused with a politicized parody of one religion, and with a passionate paranoid hatred of another one.
25 Jul 2011    Source


God

Disagree
Science cannot disprove true faith; because true faith rests on the truth; and science cannot be in ultimate conflict with the truth.
17 Jan 2007    Source


Agree
The sense that [God was] evil ... suddenly, unprompted by any specific thought, just lifted. I can no more explain that... But I can say that it represented for me a revelation of God's love and forgiveness, the improbable notion that the force behind all of this actually loved us, and even loved me. The calm I felt then; and the voice with no words I heard: this was truer than any proof I have ever conceded, any substance I have ever felt with my hands, any object I have seen with my eyes.
05 Feb 2007    Source


Disagree
There is more wisdom, depth, range, glory, nuance and truth in my tradition than can be dreamt of in your rationalism. In answer to your question, "why not leave all this behind?" my answer is simply: why on earth would I? Why would any sane person abandon such an astonishingly rich inheritance that civilizes, informs, educates, inspires and then also saves?
14 Feb 2007    Source


Agree
[My experience] represented for me a revelation of God's love and forgiveness, the improbable notion that the force behind all of this actually loved us, and even loved me. The calm I felt then; and the voice with no words I heard: this was truer than any proof I have ever conceded, any substance I have ever felt with my hands, any object I have seen with my eyes.
05 Feb 2007    Source


Comparisons with Other Experts and Influencers

The similarity between Andrew Sullivan and each expert and influencer is calculated by looking at how the same questions were answered. These figures are used to calculate conforming, nonconforming, and projected opinions. The accuracy of the analysis depends on Andrew Sullivan's coverage, which grows with the number of their opinions entered into TakeOnIt.

Agree
Massimo Pigliucci
Philosopher
100% agreement / 2 opinions

Steven Novella
Neurologist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Anders Breivik
Terrorist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Richard Eskow
Writer, Executive Consultant
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Bruce Sheiman
Author, Atheist
100% agreement / 1 opinions

LeftCoastBreakdown
Writer
100% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Agree
The Catholic Church
Largest Christian Church
75% agreement / 3 opinions

Robin Hanson
Economics Professor
75% agreement / 2 opinions

Christopher Ryan
Psychologist, Author
75% agreement / 1 opinions

In-Between
James Randi
Magician, Illusionist, Writer, Skeptic
50% agreement / 2 opinions

Henry Louis Mencken
Journalist
50% agreement / 1 opinions

Mostly Disagree
Kamal Weerakoon
Presbyterian Minister
25% agreement / 1 opinions

Disagree
Richard Dawkins
Evolutionary Biologist, Writer, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Austin Cline
Philosopher
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Eliezer Yudkowsky
Artificial Intelligence Researcher
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Paul Z. Myers
Biology Professor
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Sam Harris
Writer, Speaker, Atheism Activist
0% agreement / 2 opinions

Scott Bidstrup
Blogger
0% agreement / 1 opinions

Conforming Opinions

Andrew Sullivan's conforming opinions are opinions that align with the group of experts and influencers Andrew Sullivan typically agrees with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Disagree Can science prove or disprove the existence of God?
Medium Disagree Should atheists directly challenge religious beliefs?
Medium Disagree Is Anders Breivik insane?
Medium Agree Is God just?
Low Mostly Disagree Is monogamy natural for humans?

Projected Opinions

Andrew Sullivan's projected opinions are opinions Andrew Sullivan is expected to have if their opinions align with the experts and influencers that they typically agree with.

Coverage Answer Question
High Mostly Agree Does God exist?
Medium Agree Is there life after death?
Low Disagree Does homeopathy work?
Low Disagree Should Intelligent Design be taught in science class?
Low Neutral Does astrology work (is personality correlated with the positions of celestial bodies at birth)?
Low Neutral Is it legitimate for the US to label their enemies "terrorists"?