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    Atheists, rapists top list of people religious believers distrust the most, UBC study finds

    Religious believers distrust atheists more than they do members of other religious groups, gays or feminists, according to a new study by University of B.C. researchers.
    "Atheists don't necessarily favour other atheists over Christians or anyone else," [t]he [lead researcher] said. "They seem to think that religion is not an important signal for who you can trust."
    Interesting results. I would have thought that the findings would be more or less symetrical. It is interesting to see that atheism may be far more detrimental to one's career than minority religions.
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    Too bad UBC couldn't find something a bit more locally relevent such as how deal with our growing smog problems, methods of combatting rage and/or racism in the Lower Mainland.
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    Interesting, not something I would realize.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke View Post
    Too bad UBC couldn't find something a bit more locally relevent such as how deal with our growing smog problems, methods of combatting rage and/or racism in the Lower Mainland.
    Actually they have: blame the atheists

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    Religious believers distrust atheists more than they do members of other religious groups, gays or feminists, according to a new study by University of B.C. researchers.
    Unfortunate.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vautrin View Post
    "Atheists don't necessarily favour other atheists over Christians or anyone else," [t]he [lead researcher] said. "They seem to think that religion is not an important signal for who you can trust."
    I completely agree; I would much rather get to know the person rather than base judgement of them solely upon their belief system.

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