Athiests the least trusted group in USA

  • offshore

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    Oct 17, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    See:

    http://newsjunkiepost.com/2009/09/19/research-finds-that-atheists-are-most-hated-and-distrusted-minority/

    If you are a gay hispanic athiest then not much hope of getting trusted LOL!!

    I am proud to be an anti-thiest.
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:04 AM GMT
    Well, I for one am not surprised. When the collection plate comes by, I reach in and jingle the change to make it sound like I left an offering.
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:11 AM GMT
    I'm sorry but I just don't trust anything written by someone with a name like Ole Ole Olson. Not gonna happen.
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:14 AM GMT
    joeyveras saidI'm sorry but I just don't trust anything written by someone with a name like Ole Ole Olson. Not gonna happen.
    Don't believe it. Follow the link in the post, and verify it yoursefl:
    http://www.soc.umn.edu/~hartmann/files/atheist as the other.pdf
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:19 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    joeyveras saidI'm sorry but I just don't trust anything written by someone with a name like Ole Ole Olson. Not gonna happen.
    Don't believe it. Follow the link in the post, and verify it yoursefl:
    http://www.soc.umn.edu/~hartmann/files/atheist as the other.pdf


    LOL! I was joking icon_wink.gif
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:22 AM GMT
    Oh, sorry.
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    Oct 17, 2009 1:36 PM GMT
    "Reached for reaction to the survey, a spokesperson for the American Agnostic Association said, 'Really, I don't know what to believe.'"
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    Oct 17, 2009 4:42 PM GMT
    Momentum_Play said"Reached for reaction to the survey, a spokesperson for the American Agnostic Association said, 'Really, I don't know what to believe.'"


    LOL - hehehehehehehehe icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 17, 2009 5:51 PM GMT
    Not surprising, but truly sad really.
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    Oct 17, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    Doubtful i'd say every Catholic & Christian are the most unrelieable FUCKS around...But it could just be meicon_lol.gif being an Agnostic dude icon_cool.gif
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    Oct 17, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    Momentum_Play said"Reached for reaction to the survey, a spokesperson for the American Agnostic Association said, 'Really, I don't know what to believe.'"
    Win!
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    Oct 17, 2009 7:32 PM GMT
    I took a look at Offshore's link and to me this is an interesting topic of discussion. Why Americans in general distrusts atheists- when you consider that 51% believe in Creation, thus a larger proportion of Americans profess a religious commitment - is a bit of a mystery. Even as a Christian myself, I have met kind hearted atheists and I have met church-goers with sour personalities - the sort you wouldn't invite to your house party or social.
    I always believe that trust in another person depends on the individual character rather than religious commitment. On the other hand, I would much sooner trust a Christian - fundamental or liberal - than a Muslim.
    But something else occured at the linked website - intelligence and religious affiliation. After clicking "intelligence" this is what I have found:

    In 1975 Norman Poythress studied 234 U.S. college undergraduates and found that religious believers are less intelligent and more authoritarian than skeptics.

    What seems like a contradiction, also in the USA, the 2004 General Social Survey found that 30.7% of graduates attend church regularly, which is marginally higher than less educated groups. The highest percentage of non-church goers were the early school-leavers which has the lowest levels of education.

    Of Mormons, 41% of those with an elementary school education regularly attend church. Of college graduates, on the other hand, 76% attend regularly, and Mormons with post-graduate degrees, 78% of them attend church on a regular basis.

    These surveys are not connected with hetero- or homosexuality.

    Am I confused here? Is there a difference between intelligence and level of education? Or is there a contradiction?
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:18 PM GMT
    Oh please.....We, (Athiests), are the most mistrusted?!? icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif
    When there are repuGlicans and christians out there? Now that's a bloody joke!
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:40 PM GMT
    I am an atheist and I don't trust these statistics.
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    Oct 17, 2009 8:44 PM GMT
    id trust an athiest b4 i trust any1 running this government out of the bible.
  • 1974Warrior

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    Oct 17, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    I thought politicians were the least trusted group in America.
  • Sirkit

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    Oct 18, 2009 12:15 AM GMT
    Not all that surprising for me. My friend is living in the US right now and he is an athiest, and some of the shit he has to deal with is just unbelievable. Fortunately it doesn't really appear to be an issue in Canada.
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    Oct 18, 2009 12:17 AM GMT
  • Pheo

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    Nov 08, 2009 3:13 AM GMT
    Even though I'm Pagan I trust Atheists. I was raised by my grandmother as a Pagan. Atheists though... They have amazing minds. They understand yet reject the conformity. It's funnicular that way.
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    May 15, 2010 6:41 AM GMT
    I can't help but think that Pagans, Wiccans, and other Earth-centered spiritual followers would be hated more than Atheists because most people have this misconception of Pagans as devil worshipers.

    I consider myself philosophically Agnostic and spiritually Pagan, and to me there is such a great misunderstanding of pagan spiritualities.
  • Delivis

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    May 15, 2010 8:02 AM GMT
    This is old news and hardly surprising. There is quite a stigma attached to the word atheist in many parts of the US. Furthermore there is this awefully strange perception (and i think a dangerous one) that being a "person of faith" is a positive quality rather than a negative one.
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    May 15, 2010 8:45 AM GMT
    I am a spiritual person and a believer in a higher power. It keeps me grounded. I do not believe in religion as it is man made. I was born of man, but also of this earth. I am not going to let some douche bag tell me who to like or dislike. I trust anyone until they give me a REAL reason not to.