What Did We Learn from the Tweets of Atheists and Christians?

The video below, part of The Atheist Voice series, answers the question: What did we learn from the recent study of atheists and Christians on Twitter?

More posts about the Twitter study are here and here.

We’d love to hear your thoughts on the project — more videos will be posted soon — and we’d also appreciate your suggestions as to which questions we ought to tackle next!

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Andrew Wilson

    When christians tweet it’s usually because they are joyful about god’s presence etc… It’s very rare they would tweet their doubts.

  • Rain

    We learned that Christians are blue and atheists are burnt sienna!

  • Tak

    I have a few Christians on my fb feed and their posts are usually either happy stuff about Jesus, veiled bigotry against homosexuals, or … regular fb stuff. Y’know, pictures of dessert, cutsie cat memes, that sort of thing. The atheists I know usually aren’t posting Negative things but they are posting things that could be perceived as negative from the perspective of someone brought up in a god soaked society.

  • http://friendlyatheist.com Richard Wade

    This study is riddled with absurd assumptions. A quick handful:

    Absurd assumption #1: That someone who practices more analytical thinking is less happy than someone who practices less analytical thinking.

    Absurd assumption #2: That “happiness” can be quantified, and then correlated to other behaviors such as the prevalence of the use of “positive” or “negative” words taken entirely out of context.

    Absurd assumption #3: That “positive” or “negative” are not the entirely subjective value judgments of the researchers that they are applying to certain words, and that their frequency of use taken out of context somehow indicates “happiness” or “unhappiness.”

  • C.L. Honeycutt

    *beats the meme to death with repetition*

    We learned that atheists and theists discuss many subjects on Twitter, as compiled in a list.

    Funny how Joe Klein is nowhere to be seen on that list.


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