Yes, the authority/rebellion question belied a rather simplistic and narrow oversimplification of what atheism is and means, but I do think that there are characteristics that atheists often share.
How would you characterize atheists?
Are they more rebellious than others? Less willing to embrace the status quo? More honest? More disagreeable?
Answer by Koukla12905 at 6:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Logical, in touch with reality.
Answer by Gailll at 6:40 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by mybella81 at 6:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Suzy_Sunshine at 6:42 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by mybella81 at 6:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by KristiS11384 at 6:52 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
I can't be mad at god any more than I can be mad at the tooth fairy. I'm not sure why this is such a common assumption, because it makes no sense. You can't be mad at something that doesn't exist. I agree with this: To me, character traits that atheists share include, but are not limited to: the use of logic, healthy skepticism, the ability to think for onesself, desiring proof to back up a claim, being tolerant of others, getting pissed off at being talked down to, the lack of guilt over things we do which others would do penance for, open-mindedness; and being upstanding, law-abiding, decent, moral human beings, same as many who are NOT atheists.
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:54 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 6:56 PM on Apr. 29, 2010
Answer by Suzy_Sunshine at 6:59 PM on Apr. 29, 2010