"Atheists are not very well-thought-of in America," says John Green, a senior fellow with the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. "It's still acceptable to criticize atheists in a way that's not polite. People may harbor negative views about Jews, Catholics, Muslims and evangelicals, but they know they're not supposed to voice those views, so they don't. But it's still OK to say anything bad you want about atheists."We're not supposed to voice negative views evangelicals? I don't know how wide-spread that feeling is. Let us stand up and say it is silly. In fact, it is silly to think any ideological group should be protected from criticism.
Sunday, March 19, 2006
Atheists, evangelicals, public perceptions
From an article I found via PZ Myers: