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Why is there Bigotry, Prejudice Against Atheists? Origins of Anti-Atheist Animus

Why is there Bigotry, Prejudice Against Atheists? Origins of Anti-Atheist Animus | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Atheists in modern America have more freedom and can be more open about their atheism than at any time in history. Paradoxically, this openness has led to more direct and public bigotry towards atheists than at just about any other time in history as well. Thus while there are more open atheists than ever before, there are also significant pressures on atheists to stay in the closet. Why is there so much bigotry and hatred directed at them, and why is most of it based upon misconceptions?

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Kelvin Sein's curator insight, August 25, 7:32 AM

Why is there so much prejudice and hatred against atheist? People tend to be afraid of things they do not know and in this case would be the truth. This truth poses as a threat towards organized religion therefore they fear change and lash out attack upon atheist. Of course, as time goes by, this ignorance and hatred grows and become prejudice. This prejudice becomes poisonous and it grows in the younger generation who are under the influence of organized religion. The only we can prevent this religious prejudice is by educating the younger generation. Ricky Gervais, a comedian once said " Beliefs don't change facts, if you're reasonable, should change your beliefs". 

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Why do people reject science? Here's why ...

Why do people reject science? Here's why ... | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

THE STATE OF SCIENCE: Why do people distrust science? Why do some of us reject consensus on a whole range of scientific findings? As Professor Stephan Lewandowsky explains, it often comes down to the way we look at the world.

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