Originally posted by VoidSpirit
interesting. i wonder if there has been a study done on the mistrust of religious people by atheists?
I would imagine there is mutual hostility, but I would guess that most atheists would rate theists
significantly higher than rapists (I mean seriously guys, rapists???).
Now my personal view on the topic (particularly with respect to electing a representative) is that
somebodies religion is of interest to me, partly because if that religion contains certain views that
I disagree with, then that's relevant. But also because the quality of this persons judgement is
important and if they are prepared to throw reason out the window once, then they may well do it
That said, it's not the most important factor by far, and the 'party' line is also of significance, because
lets face it, mostly you vote for party over candidate (sadly).
But given two otherwise identical candidates where one was a theist and one an atheist I would pick
the atheist. But as that situation has never arisen the religion of the candidate's I have voted for has
never even come up.
So the question is not just whether a bias exists, but how important it is to the person.
Most Americans allegedly support flag burning being banned, but most don't care about it enough to sway