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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 | Prejudice and Conflicts | 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?


Via Modern Atheism
Kelvin Sein's insight:

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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We are All Victims of Racial Prejudice - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

We are All Victims of Racial Prejudice - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog) | Prejudice and Conflicts | Scoop.it
We are All Victims of Racial Prejudice
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)
But I didn't realize the pressures of violence in their neighborhoods because of their race nor their feelings of helplessness.

Via Bunaiya Zuhairin
Kelvin Sein's insight:

Yes indeed we're all victims of racial prejudice. Even in the 21st century when we think we're not vulnerable to prejudice but it is rather otherwise. I feel that we can still prevent this kind of prejudices, how so you might ask. We must tackle the problem by the roots. As a child, we're taught by our environment on how we are suppose to interact with other children of different races and such. So what we can do is, we can teach our future generation on how we should accept people on who they are and not by their color. 

 

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Piety and Prejudice: Religious People Tend to Be More Racist, Study Finds

Piety and Prejudice: Religious People Tend to Be More Racist, Study Finds | Prejudice and Conflicts | Scoop.it
A USC study suggests that racism is surprisingly prevalent among Christian practitioners and members of religius congregations. Can this abhorrent sentiment be changed?

Via Jocelyn Stoller
Kelvin Sein's insight:

This is saddening as religion serves as a mean of finding peace.  Instead of displaying acceptance, forgiveness and tolerance, we witness ugly actions such as racial discrimination.  I believe that religion is a powerful weapon and it should be used to lead people on the right path and ending this hypocrisy.  One of the possible ways we can stop this is by raising awareness and educating our youth.  It will not be resolved easily but slowly yet surely society will change its perspective upon the blacks and learn that color is only skin deep.   

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