Friday, 25 May 2007

What kind of atheist am I?

What the heck; I'll play. I'll say some more useful things about my unbelief on my own behalf sometime; for the time being here is my quiz result. Compare with my friend and nemesis superlatively scientific PZ Myers (hat tip) or my friend and hero the profoundly philosophical John Wilkins (hat tip).

You scored as Scientific Atheist, These guys rule. I'm not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they should be, these are the people who will bring us into the future.

Scientific Atheist


Militant Atheist




Spiritual Atheist




Apathetic Atheist


Angry Atheist


What kind of atheist are you?
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I'm apparently much less scientific than PZ or John. Hm...


  1. Wilkins is the hero, and I get to be the nemesis? Ooooh. I've got the juicier role.

  2. You know you love it, you big bad pirate you.

  3. Chris, I took this quiz and didn't score too much differently than you. And I'm a Christian! At least I think so... ;-)



    P.S. I'm more of a "scientific atheist" than you -- 83%! And 75% agnostic... hehehe...

  4. These kinds of quiz tend to say as much about the author of the quiz as the people who take them :-) I'm not sure how I got so low on "scientific". I did try and repeat the quiz, and got higher numbers (83 and 75) each time. It would be interesting to see how the questions are mapped to conclusions.

    I might rate low on "scientific atheist" because I don't think atheism is strictly scientific. It certainly has a strong positive correlation with scientific understanding, but the connection is indirect, IMO.

  5. Since I saw you did it, I took the test too. Results here.

    Notice you and I both scored low when it came to being angry, while you scored much higher when it came to being a militant atheist. Interesting.

    You are one whom I am impressed with your ability to "keep your head above water."


  6. Welcome to Duae Quartunciae, John. I popped over to your Debunking Christianity blog to see how you rate. I think you qualify as "Inscrutable Atheist"... :-)

  7. Hey Mhgstrs, I just look better in tights, OK? That pointy tail of yours causes the tights to ride down, which is not a good look.