Do atheists lack social skills? Certainly my first encounters with atheists would seem to suggest so. So busy telling it how it is that they miss any sort of emotional cues that what they are saying might be offending those with whom they are talking. Perhaps they just don’t care.
Oh that’s right, offence is taken not given. It shouldn’t matter that people are offended, especially if they believe a whole bunch of fairytale crap like religion or reiki healing or some such other rubbish to which people subscribe. Isn’t that right?
So atheists can justify their insensitivity by claiming that they speak the truth. Does that make it OK. Or more to the point, doesn’t this just confirm that they do indeed lack social skills.
Is it this lack of care for social acceptance that leads people to disregard the authority of god? Or is it that anti-social people don’t fit into religious groups therefore don’t have as much incentive to believe in a god/s?
Whatever the relationship between atheism and social capacity, atheists certainly don’t take hostages when it comes to speaking truth, and this has contributed to a rather hostile environment for anyone seeking to fall gently from faith, or any other supernatural / superstitious set of beliefs.