R/atheism. The New Atheism. Secular Student Alliance: Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics & Others. Freedom From Religion Foundation. Dawkins Website. Sam Harris. Why Atheism? Just about everyone is an atheist when it comes to other gods — the gods that other people believe in or that nobody believes in anymore.
I’m an atheist about all gods because there's no reliable evidence for any god, or even for Jesus. There is also extensive evidence that Jesus and all gods are fictional characters — myths created mainly by primitive people who had little understanding of how our universe operates. We all like myths and other stories, but we don't have to believe them. Let’s start with a quick experiment. You can grab three coins and actually do the experiment, or just do a thought experiment. TalkOrigins. Iron Chariots.
Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious. Atheists Know More About Religion Than the Pious Posted on Sep 28, 2010 Well, this is awkward.
The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life undertook a study in which nonbelievers correctly answered more religious knowledge questions than the devout. Mormons and Jews also scored well and, like atheists, know more about Christianity than Christians. Here are some of Pew’s surprising findings: Dunning–Kruger effect. The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias wherein unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly assessing their ability to be much higher than is accurate.
This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their ineptitude. Conversely, highly skilled individuals tend to underestimate their relative competence, erroneously assuming that tasks that are easy for them are also easy for others. David Dunning and Justin Kruger of Cornell University have postulated that the effect is the result of internal illusion in the unskilled, and external misperception in the skilled: "The miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others. Debates: Religion: Statements. Agnosticism / Atheism - Skepticism & Atheism for Atheists & Agnostics. Pharyngula.