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Atheism - still a dirty word?

CJCJ
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.http://www.richarddawkins.net/discussions/2014/5/20/atheism-still-a-dirty-word
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