This is more than two months old, but I still think this is interesting.
What’s interesting to me is that, according to these survey results, there is a certain symmetry between, on the one hand, theistic stereotypes about atheists, and, on the other hand, atheistic stereotypes about theists.
|Dominant Theistic View||Dominant Atheistic View|
|Morality of “Other” Side||Atheists are less moral than theists||Atheists are as or more moral than theists (99.5%)|
|Religion is a force for bad in the world (87%)|
|Mental Health of “Other” Side||Atheists are psychologically maladjusted||Theists are less psychologically healthy than atheists (56%)|
|Stigmatization of “Their” Side||Atheists are Unfairly Stigmatized (86%)|
If these survey results are accurate, then it would appear that many atheists are the secular equivalent of fundamentalist Christians.
(HT: Keith Augustine)
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