July 17, 2013

Types of atheists

CNN has an article that lists six types of atheists. It's based on a study by two researchers from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. (Note that the link to the actual study is nonfunctional; it only brings you back to the article. Why is it that major media cannot handle the simple science of links?!)

If you're an atheist, try to find your "type" in the list. This is mine:
4) Anti-theist
This group regularly speaks out against religion and religious beliefs, usually by positioning themselves as “diametrically opposed to religious ideology,” Silver and Coleman wrote.
“Anti-theists view religion as ignorance and see any individual or institution associated with it as backward and socially detrimental,” the researchers wrote. “The Anti-Theist has a clear and – in their view, [ahem] superior – understanding of the limitations and danger of religions.”

Anti-theists are outspoken, devoted and – at times – confrontational about their disbelief. They believe that "obvious fallacies in religion and belief should be aggressively addressed in some form or another.”
Yup, that's me. So what type are you? Tell us in the comments.

3 comments:

cm said...

8. A combination of 3 and 5. Although the inability to pin myself down probably makes me more of a 3. Sheesh! Tough question! Too hot to think.

Artichoke Annie said...

Combo of 5 and 6, with more emphasis on 5.

Good article.

writenow said...

Now that I know what type of atheists the two of you are, I can come up with the perfect spell to turn you into number 4's. I'll get right to work on it.