Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

60. Are Atheists Intolerant?

Atheism in Five Minutes - Teemu Taira

Filip Užarević [+-]
Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Zagreb, Croatia
Filip Užarević is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar. He completed his MA studies at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb, and obtained his PhD at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium). His primary research interests relate to psychology of religion.


Being non-religious seems to coincide with liberal tendencies and importance of rationality, as well as relatively high tolerance of various minority groups (e.g. sexual or racial/ethnic minorities). Does this mean that nonbelievers are equally tolerant of all groups, or do they have group biases of their own? This chapter reviews some of the recent research demonstrating that, while nonbelievers do show a degree of intolerance toward their ideological opposition (e.g., religious and illiberal people), this intolerance seems to be limited and context-dependent.

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Užarević, Filip. 60. Are Atheists Intolerant?. Atheism in Five Minutes. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 235-238 Oct 2022. ISBN 9781800502376. Date accessed: 25 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.43346. Oct 2022

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