A new study just came out that revealed just how mightily open minded the ignorant mythology-obsessed monkeys of this country are.
American’s increasing acceptance of religious diversity doesn’t extend to those who don’t believe in a god, according to a national survey by researchers in the University of Minnesota’s department of sociology.
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.
I think at least part of the problem here is the lack of human understanding for nothingness. Sure, nothing is just the flip side of something, but absence? void? vacuum? Inconceivable! Much more is fueled by religion’s innate need to control and eliminate opposing viewpoints, human insecurity, and basic tribal behavior, but I still think that null fuels much of this enmity.
Famous American atheists? Mark Twain, Isaac Asimov, Ernest Hemmingway, Arthur C. Clarke… and so on.
This addiction to the opiate of the masses is disturbing to rationalists such as myself. Quick! Where’s our next fear hit! Commies, fags, and atheists, oh my!