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2013-02-11 08:09:47 PM  

Popular Opinion: as i said, it was jmo, based on what I see personally.


For most people, there's a difference between one's personal circle of acquaintance and a statistically representative sample of the larger population. Subjective versus objective measure is another factor.

You might look into Altemeyer's social psychology research, both on authoritarianism, religion/irreligion, and atheists. Quoting one of his recent summaries of his empirical findings, "atheists showed more integrity, open-mindedness, acceptance of others, independence, and so on than fundamentalists did, who instead showed double standards, closed-mindedness, prejudice, and authoritarianism".

The sort of traits you're discussing appear to correspond roughly to high levels on the SDO personality measure, which is nigh-uncorrelated to religiosity; unlike the RWA personality measure, which strongly correlates to religiosity. That is, the fraction among the irreligious is about the same as among the religious; but the irreligious assholes don't expect you to do what they say just because they said so.
 
2013-02-11 09:05:31 PM  
yes, but did he visit the local outreach center to check for himself, or is he taking their word for it, based on some interview or survey?

it isn't that I am unwilling to believe atheists can be or are good and help people (we know that some do).
i just wish it was more apparent...rather than feeling that the group was under represented.
obviously i must accept that they may be out in droves...just in places I don't see.
 
2013-02-12 08:24:06 AM  

Popular Opinion: yes, but did he visit the local outreach center to check for himself, or is he taking their word for it, based on some interview or survey?

it isn't that I am unwilling to believe atheists can be or are good and help people (we know that some do).
i just wish it was more apparent...rather than feeling that the group was under represented.
obviously i must accept that they may be out in droves...just in places I don't see.


It's as apparent as you choose to see it.
 
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