Saturday, March 25, 2006
Why are atheists the most mistrusted minority in America?
Why are atheists the most mistrusted minority in America? Because theists have doubts…but they want their crutch. They suspect we could be right, but they love their crutch. Atheists are a threat to their beliefs and if we manage to take their crutch away, they will have to face the reality of their mortality. Most people cannot face the fact that life ends…they want to live forever. We all would like to live forever, but it isn’t going to happen and no wishful thinking will change that. Atheists have accepted this fact of life and nature and we are representatives of reason and reality and they hate us for it. Most people can’t handle the truth. Why else would such a small minority be a threat to a huge religious world majority? Deep down they must know we are right.
From a telephone sampling of more than 2,000 households, university researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in “sharing their vision of American society.” Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.
University of Minnesota News