I know, I know, you’re starting to see a pattern. This isn’t the post I planned to publish next, but I wanted to share this new study because I think it really sheds light on what, most likely, is the core reason for disdain towards unbelievers.
Apparently, on an unconscious level, atheists threaten beliefs about the nature of existence itself. Atheists serve as a constant reminder of death because they deny that there is a god (or gods) who regulate human affairs and promise immortality to the faithful.
Here’s what the researchers found: thinking about atheism increased thoughts of death in believers – to the same extent as thinking about death itself. Check out the article.
Interesting, wouldn’t you say?