The left has long claimed that people of faith are more close-minded and intolerant than atheists. A new study says that is not so. We all knew that, but someone actually put it in writing. It was conducted by Dr. Filip Uzarevic, a researcher at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. In his study, the exact opposite of current thought is the truth here… atheists tend to be less tolerant of differing opinions. No offense to atheists, but I have found that to be very true.
And I would go even further here to say that both atheists and Christians have those among them that are tolerant and intolerant, which this study bears out. Those of faith and particularly Christians, are taught to be tolerant and understanding. It is part of our faith and it is ingrained in our teachings. Slapping a label on either side though is judgmental and really, people should be evaluated individually on their tolerances and reactions to others. Otherwise, you risk pigeon-holing whole classes of individuals. That leads to very bad things. See Nazi Germany.