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atheists hiding their non-belief

2023-06-16 21:07:01.803807+02 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Study shows many American atheists hide their non-belief

Abbott recruited 600 atheist participants from throughout the U.S. — 300 rural-residing, 300 women-identifying — who provided data on both overt discrimination and microaggressions they have experienced because of their non-belief. She also learned about participants’ psychological distress and well-being, as well as their strengths.

So biased to vulnerable people in hostile environments, but still.

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#Comment Re: atheists hiding their non-belief made: 2023-06-17 14:19:10.677361+02 by: stevesh

I guess that you could say the same about the religion that is climate change activism.

#Comment Re: atheists hiding their non-belief made: 2023-06-19 21:28:41.464464+02 by: Dan Lyke

I live in a pretty progressive region, in a town that's adopted carbon neutrality by 2030 as official policy, and we've got a lot of deniers here. The argument that people who think that human activity isn't contributing to climate change are somehow silencing themselves holds about as much water as the person with the NYT editorial bemoaning being cancelled...

#Comment Re: atheists hiding their non-belief made: 2023-06-21 18:47:45.332348+02 by: Dan Lyke


Such claims are dismissed by McGuire. “I know a lot of people working in climate science who say one thing in public but a very different thing in private. In confidence, they are all much more scared about the future we face, but they won’t admit that in public. I call this climate appeasement and I believe it only makes things worse. The world needs to know how bad things are going to get before we can hope to start to tackle the crisis.”

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