Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Are you kidding me? That's like my "to do" list for the day.

According to a Univ. of Minnesota study, atheists are the minority parents are least willing to allow their children to marry.

Americans rate atheists below "Muslims, recent immigrants, gays and lesbians and other minority groups in 'sharing their vision of American society."

Atheists "are seen as a threat to the American way of life by a large portion of the American public," and "offer a glaring exception to the rule of increasing social tolerance over the last 30 years."

The study's lead researcher asserts that "today’s atheists play the role that Catholics, Jews and communists have played in the past—they offer a symbolic moral boundary to membership in American society."

My favorite study results: "Many of the study’s respondents associated atheism with an array of moral indiscretions ranging from criminal behavior to rampant materialism and cultural elitism."

3 comments:

Grant Miller said...

Wow. Seems a majority Americans view me exactly as I see myself.

david said...

Well, I mostly just associate atheism with you. And you're OK by me.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Thanks, now you can say that some of your best friends are atheists.