Atheists and sociopaths

February 13, 2012 | By | Reply More

Why do so many people equate atheists with sociopaths? Perhaps it’s because the Bible tells them so:

[R]ight there in the Bible they lump together atheists and patricidal sociopaths. And when it comes to non-believers God does not mess around:

So shall ye perish, because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God. —Deuteronomy 8:20

But not all atheists are all bad, right?

The fool hath said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have done abominable works. There is none that doeth good. —Psalms 14:1

The above passage is from Funmentionables, where Michael Morris takes issue with this conflation of atheists with sociopaths, injecting his usual dose of logic and humor.


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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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