Javier met his new college roommates and they are atheists… but they don’t seem to be as intellectual as the atheists he is used to meeting.
In an email, Javier writes:
… For example they are not very knowledgeable on any form of politics and their critical thinking skills, along with their spelling and English skills, are elementary at best… from my own personal experience I have found all the atheists I met to be of a higher intellectual standing. Is it an oxymoron to be a “dumb atheist”…?
It is surprising to me to hear about atheists who are not concerned with politics or current events. It seems if you’re capable of coming to the conclusion God may not exist (especially when coming from a religious family), you’re probably interested in thinking critically about other issues as well.
But I’m sure we all know atheists who don’t fit that mold.
It’s not about whether you agree with them or not. But to find an apathetic atheist?
That’s rare, no?
What examples do you have of atheists who aren’t interested in, shall we say, “intellectual pursuits”?
(No names, please… descriptions will be fine.)