Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

CosmicJustice Blog

Atheism - still a dirty word?

edited May 2014 in General

There's something I've been wondering for a while. Here in Finland the polls show that only half of Finnish people believe in a deity, and half don't. Still, only 21% say they're atheist.

I can understand why the religious find the word atheist negative, but why do the non-religious? Maybe some people think that one must claim to be 100% sure of the non-existence of gods to be atheist. And on a local level, since Finns have lived beside and fought wars against the Russians, the word "atheist" may still sound like "communist" to some. I don't believe in God but I don't consider myself an atheist because ...

What sort of explanations have you heard? Any theories on this one?

Read more of the article here at its source.
Sign In or Register to comment.

About Cookies

We use cookies just so you know