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People fear the truth? =)

Chris FinocchioinPolitics 5 days ago

Atheists Are the Most Feared Group in America — But Why?

The number of those identifying as nonreligious has grown dramatically in the U.S. in recent years. The percentage of American adults not identifying with any religion in Pew Research polls has grown from barely 15% to nearly 20% in the last five years. Much of this change comes from the fact that just 9% of those 65 and older do not identify with a religion, and they’re being replaced by youths with far higher rates.

The amount of hate and distrust toward atheists in America is still astounding. “Atheists as ‘Other’: Moral Boundaries and Cultural Membership in American Society," a paper by three sociologists at the University of Minnesota, compared perceptions of atheists to those of other groups. Forty percent surveyed said atheists were a group which “Does not At All Agree With My Vision of America,” while the next most common response was Muslims at 26%. Nearly 50% said they would disapprove of their child marrying an atheist, and the next two highest groups were Muslims at 34% and African-Americans at 27%.

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Christians hope that theists from other religions will eventually "see the light" and convert. They all believe in the same kind of magic so it's very likely to happen - even if sometimes you have to kill them so they can be saved in-extremis. With atheists, who appear to not give a shit, there is a lot less uncertainty. The religious are pretty sure they won't ever own us. 

Their mission from God involves total world domination and we are in the way.

New Atheists, Old Ideas

JUL 14 2013 @ 12:37PM

In the above video, Andrew Brown, an atheist sympathetic to religion, tangles with Daniel Dennett over his caustic dismissals of faith, pushing him on whether the New Atheists actually have any new arguments. Hemant Mehta, siding with Dennett, comments:

The New Atheists don’t bring anything new to the table because religion hasn’t brought anything new to the table. Theologians and religious mouthpieces are still using the same fallacy-laden arguments for the existence of God they’ve always used, so our rebuttals have never had to change; they’ve only had to adapt to new mediums, and we’ve done a pretty amazing job with that.

What the New Atheists (and I would lump many other atheist activists under this umbrella, too) offer is a no-holds-barred critique of religion that comes at you all at once from many different angles. Instead of the periodic trickles of atheism we saw a few decades ago, “New Atheism” hits you like a firehose. You can’t escape the books and podcasts and websites and non-religious celebrities. Nor can you ignore the media mentions of atheists that happen with increasing frequency… or the way we’ve dominated Internet discourse. The New Atheism has made it safer for people to declare their godlessness. (That’s not to say it’s easy everywhere, but it is certainly easier than it used to be.)

Any society that is overtly religious don't love atheists. The results of the study however are quite depressing

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