So this new study shows that religious nutjobs trust atheists about as much rapists. Even the lowly gay homosexuals scored (marginally) higher on their Trust Meter than atheists! Well doesn’t that just say it all? You know it’s bad when they prefer gays over anyone.
What in the world to these people have to fear from atheists? Are they afraid of free and rational thought? Afraid of atheists’ lack of fear, guilt, and self-loathing? Afraid of not having to hate people their holy books don’t like? Afraid of the concept that life ends with us, there is no afterlife or End Times, and that recruiting people into your belief system does absolutely no good whatsoever? Religious people have caused vast amounts of human pain and suffering throughout recorded history, and it continues to this day. Those are the fuckers you ought to be afraid of!
Many religious people don’t like atheists, and in fact would apparently rate them alongside rapists on levels of trust, suggests a new Canadian study that claims to be one of the first psychological probes into anti-atheist prejudice.
Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon conducted a series of studies that found a deep level of distrust toward those who don’t believe in God, deeming them to be among the least trusted people in the world — despite their growing ranks to an estimated half billion globally.
“There’s this persistent belief that people behave better if they feel like God is watching them,” said Will Gervais, lead study author and doctoral candidate in the social psychology department at UBC. “So if you’re playing by those rules, you’re going to see other people’s religious beliefs as signals of how trustworthy they might be.”
via National Post