According to a University of Minnesota study, Atheists are America’s most distrusted minority. If fact, Atheists rank lower on the charts than Muslims, immigrants, homosexuals, and pretty much any other minority group. What’s even more entertaining is that, “Atheists are also the minority group most Americans are least willing to allow their children to marry.” Ouch! I wonder if that goes for Agnostics too?
The people in the survey see Atheists as self-interested individuals hell-bent on materialism and incapable of telling right from wrong. Now I definitely don’t feel the love from our “tolerant” religious neighbors.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel (no it’s not heaven). The results of the survey seemed to be linked to ones educational background. Basically, uneducated religious freaks from the Midwest (and probably the South) fear Atheists and well-rounded educated people from the East and West Coast are more accepting. Hmmm, I guess the same could be said about the people who voted for Bush and the ones who went for Kerry.