Arrogant Atheists?

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 ViewDominant Atheistic View
Morality of “Other” SideAtheists are less moral than theistsAtheists are as or more moral than theists (99.5%)
  Religion is a force for bad in the world (87%)
Mental Health of “Other” SideAtheists are psychologically maladjustedTheists 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)

About Jeffery Jay Lowder

Jeffery Jay Lowder is President Emeritus of Internet Infidels, Inc., which he co-founded in 1995. He is also co-editor of the book, The Empty Tomb: Jesus Beyond the Grave.