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A study found that atheists were more likely to be seen as narcissistic than religious believers - especially male atheists.[1] See also: Atheism and narcissism

Dear New Zealand Atheist who goes by the moniker Ace McWicked:

A study found that atheists were more likely to be seen as narcissistic than religious believers - especially male atheists.[2]

You wrote at an atheist/agnostic wiki:

...I’m going tell you a little about myself which I hope will clarify things a bit... I am tall, dark and handsome - I’ve been compared to James Dean... I have a beautiful (by anyone’s standard) girlfriend who is originally from Seattle.[3]

First of all, bragging about your looks is asinine. You were born tall, etc. So what. That is like bragging you have red hair. It is rather goofy to brag about something you were born with. Besides, women are usually more likely to be vain about their looks so this definitely shows a lack of machismo on your part (see also: Essay: Ace McWicked - Portrait of an atheist gamma male).

And given that atheists have a reputation for immorality (see: Distrust of atheists and Atheism and morality), why would I believe your description of you without evidence? Do you want me to believe this claim or yours via blind faith, Mr. Atheist? On average, atheists appear to be less attractive than theists (see: Atheists and physical attractiveness).

Gustave Doré's depiction of Satan from John Milton's Paradise Lost.

Ace, given that you have penchant to drone on in a braggadocious way and like to prattle on about the looks of yourself and your girlfriend, any comments on whether you and your girlfriend have superior looks to one of the founders of your atheist/agnostic wiki, Trent Toulouse, whose picture is located HERE (see also: Atheism and obesity).

One other matter - who is most well known for being proud and being vain about his appearance? Is it Satan?!!![4][5] You know what they say, don't you? Like father, like son! See: Atheism and satanic deception and Atheism and arrogance

Ace, you certainly clarified things a bit! I hope I further clarified my estimation of you as well!

"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised." - Proverb 31:30 (ESV)

"Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity." - King Solomon (Ecclesiastes 1:2).


Study: General public believes atheists are more narcissistic

See also: Atheism and narcissism

"I am tall, dark and handsome - I’ve been compared to James Dean." - Ace McWicked. See also: Atheism and narcissism

Narcissism is excessive love of oneself.

The abstract for the 2017 journal article The perception of atheists as narcissistic which was originally published in the journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality indicates:

"Research into prejudice toward atheists has generally focused on broad characteristics. Some of these characteristics (i.e., self-centeredness, elitism, individualism, and immorality) indicate a possible prejudice of narcissism. To investigate this specific prejudice, the present study used the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (Raskin & Terry, 1988), the Hypersensitive Narcissism Scale (Hendin & Cheek, 1997), and the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (Davis, 1983), which were adjusted so that the items of each measure were changed from first-person statements to third-person statements to measure participants’ perceptions. Participants (N = 359) were given a description of a fictitious individual named Alex, portrayed to them as either male or female and atheist or religious, or male or female with no additional information (creating 6 experimental groups), and then asked to complete the measures as they thought the individual would. Participants consistently rated atheists higher on narcissism measures and lower on empathy measures, indicating a perception of greater narcissism and a lack of empathy compared with religious individuals and controls. Participants’ perceptions of Alex were affected by his or her gender in conjunction with his or her religion, and the 2 variables of gender and religion interacted to create different patterns of perception. In general, interactions indicated differences in the way religion and gender impacted the perception of individuals as narcissistic, affecting perceptions of males more than females. The results are consistent with research findings that perceptions of atheists tend to be negative and prejudicial. This study highlights the need to compare perceptions with actual personality differences between atheists and religious individuals."[6]

Antitheism and narcissism: University of Tennessee study

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Tennessee:

If any subset of our non-belief sample fit the “angry, argumentative, dogmatic” stereotype, it is the Anti-Theists. This group scored the highest amongst our other typologies on empirical psychometric measures of anger, autonomy, agreeableness, narcissism, and dogmatism while scoring lowest on measures of positive relations with others.[7]

Christopher Merryman and Randall Amanda Mann commenting on the essay Ace McWicked: Vanity of vanities

The Freedom From Atheism Foundation posted Conservapedia's essay Ace McWicked: Vanity of vanities to their Facebook page.

Christopher Merryman posted on this Facebook post: "Narcissistic, megalomaniac, and just plain #@#holes, they say they don't believe in God, but yet they sure act like they are one."

Randall Amanda Mann posted on this Facebook post: "They have no objective standard of morality, and thus in their worldview, why would narcissism be bad[?]"

Charles Baudelaire: Atheism and satanic deception

See also: Atheism and satanic deception and Atheism Quotes

Charles Baudelaire expressed a common belief concerning atheism and satanic deception in his short story The Generous Gambler written in 1864:

He complained in no way of the evil reputation under which he lived, indeed, all over the world, and he assured me that he himself was of all living beings the most interested in the destruction of Superstition, and he avowed to me that he had been afraid, relatively as to his proper power, once only, and that was on the day when he had heard a preacher, more subtle than the rest of the human herd, cry in his pulpit: "My dear brethren, do not ever forget, when you hear the progress of lights praised, that the loveliest trick of the Devil is to persuade you that he does not exist!

Ace McWicked vs. User: Conservative: A parallel to the movie The Exorcist

A dialogue between the New Zealand atheist and User: Conservative at Conservapedia:

Ace Micked: What's that?

User: Conservative: Another essay mentioning you.

Ace McWicked: You keep it away. Ahhh! Ahhh! It burns! Ahhh, it burns!

John Wayne vs. James Dean

When one compares John Wayne with James Dean, its obvious who is considered to be a stronger leading man. Germaine Greer says Dean was a limp-wristed Nancy-boy.[8] As far as John Wayne ("The Duke"), he was far too conservative to ever be a homosexual.

"I am tall, dark and handsome - I’ve been compared to James Dean." - Ace McWicked.

James Dean in East of Eden (1955)

Humor about atheism and evolution

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Notes

  1. The perception of atheists as narcissistic, Dubendorff, S. J., & Luchner, A. F. (2017), Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(4), 368-376.
  2. The perception of atheists as narcissistic, Dubendorff, S. J., & Luchner, A. F. (2017), Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(4), 368-376.
  3. An atheist who goes by the moniker McWicked and who is an editor at an atheist wiki
  4. Story of Lucifer, Allaboutgod.com
  5. The devil, History.com
  6. The perception of atheists as narcissistic, Dubendorff, S. J., & Luchner, A. F. (2017), Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9(4), 368-376.
  7. University Researchers Say There Are Six Typologies of Non-Believers. Which One Are You?, Friendly Atheist blog
  8. Mad about the boy, The Guardian