The presumption of religious belief — not to mention the contradictory thinking that so often accompanies it — does damage to conservatism by resting its claims on revealed truth. But on such truth there can be no agreement without faith. And a lot of us do not have such faith — nor do we need it to be conservative...I have heard it said in the last six years that what makes conservatives superior to liberals is their religious faith — as if morality is impossible without religion...In short, she is very uncomfortable with the association between conservatism and religion. I guess she feels discriminated against. She gives a couple of 'problem-of-evil' type examples to demonstrate the inadequacy of our approach to it, and of course a few obligatory instances of Christians falling down on the job to further demonstrate the unnecessity of faith to moral conduct.
It's not a long article, and what I'd be interested in is readers' reactions to all, or any part of, the argument she makes.
Other discussions can be found here and here; in the latter, Zippy again rides in, guns drawn.