Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism
; Odsjek za sociologiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Ksenija Klasnić orcid.org/0000-0001-9362-6739 ; Odsjek za sociologiju Filozofskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Zagrebu
Jelena Jakšić ; Zagreb
APA 6th Edition
Čulig, B., Klasnić, K. i Jakšić, J. (2011). Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism. Revija za sociologiju, 41 (2), 185-212. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3
MLA 8th Edition
Čulig, Benjamin, et al. "Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism." Revija za sociologiju, vol. 41, br. 2, 2011, str. 185-212. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3. Citirano 04.10.2023.
Chicago 17th Edition
Čulig, Benjamin, Ksenija Klasnić i Jelena Jakšić. "Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism." Revija za sociologiju 41, br. 2 (2011): 185-212. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3
Čulig, B., Klasnić, K., i Jakšić, J. (2011). 'Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism', Revija za sociologiju, 41(2), str. 185-212. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3
Čulig B, Klasnić K, Jakšić J. Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism. Revija za sociologiju [Internet]. 2011 [pristupljeno 04.10.2023.];41(2):185-212. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3
B. Čulig, K. Klasnić i J. Jakšić, "Empirical Verification of a Typology of Atheism", Revija za sociologiju, vol.41, br. 2, str. 185-212, 2011. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.5613/rzs.41.2.3
Starting from the assumption that atheism as a personal conviction – in a similar way to religious belief – may appear in different forms, the basic aim of this paper was to verify the hypothesis on the existence of 7 different types of atheists, which resulted with preliminary scientific survey research conducted in 2008th on a stratified proportional quota sample (N = 353) of students at the University of Zagreb. The research has shown that it is possible to talk about 5 types of atheists: rational type, positivistic type, anti-theist type, fatalist type and admirer of force majeure. The rational type is absolutely convinced in the absence of God and believes that religion is a set of meaningless settings and logical inconsistencies. The positivistic type blindly believes in science. He/she also believes that science will one day explain the meaning of all existing. The anti-religious oriented atheist or anti-theist type is not even interested in cognitive issues, or in questions of meaning; instead, he/she is primarily interested in the personal social environment. This type usually spends time with atheists, considering them more intelligent than believers. The fatalist type is neither a classic atheist nor a believer. Instead of faith in God, this type is prone to another kind of belief. He/she believes in fate and he/she looks for answers in horoscopes and similar sources of alternative explanations of his/her own life and the lives of people around him. The admirer of force majeure is a cognitive relativist, a believer in the existence of force majeure. The only type determined in the research which is considered to be a “real” atheist is – the rational atheist. All others are merely different types of alternative believers.
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