Atheists are Dumb, Maybe Literally
If you are at the University of Chicago, you may have noticed that the Secular Alliance is currently having an event marathon: a Greta Christina Youtube clip day, a Greta Christina (yes the actual person) talk about Atheism and Sexuality, a “Transfaith” discussion with the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, a movie night hangout, participation in a Speed Faithing event, and a cookie giveout/free hugs day. This is all within the next one and a half weeks! All of this requires a lot of planning and advertising so people can actually show up and have a great time at our fun events.
It was to our surprise that VP Alex Novet noticed that one of our flyers was heavily vandalized. Take a look here:
Sure, the flyer had a quirky (maybe even offensive) and funny slogan to it. Sure, it may have been a cheap way to entice people come to one of our meetings (using Satanic offerings like ice cream). Sure, we featured a feminist-atheist-queer speaker who loudly criticized the grotesque, extreme immorality that religion is uniquely capable of. Sure, we’re not everybody’s cup of tea.
But atheists are dumb? Really? Literally?
Are we less intelligent on average? Do we make stupid arguments? Do we as a whole act or think in idiotic ways? Is there even any evidence that atheist communities are in fact mindless communities who don’t think critically and intelligently about our world and our place in it?
I’ve had enough of this. What do you think?
Posted on February 28, 2012, in Religion and tagged atheist distrust, atheists are dumb, bigotry against atheists, intelligence atheism, Secular Student Alliance, university of chicago. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.