A new study finds that atheists are among society's most distrusted group, comparable even to rapists in certain circumstances.
"People find atheists very suspect," Shariff said. "They don't fear God so we should distrust them; they do not have the same moral obligations of others. This is a common refrain against atheists. People fear them as a group."
I don't know, though. Asking 420 college students questions on morality? I don't trustem. And I can remember certain identifiable groups cheating on exams in college. They definitely weren't atheists.
And atheists aren't an organized group, or a philosophy. They are a non-philosophy.