Hello, Brittany. Honestly, I believe this can be explained as a bias. Does socalist have to a negative connation? No. However, to many Americans, it does. This is true, I believe, with atheist.
When you believe that all of morality, the world, everything dervives from The Creator, and someone says that he or she does not believe in said god that understandably will cause resitentment. The bias is probably that we, the atheists, stand against everything that we ought to support in their eyes.
Manst capitalists assert with a moral zeal that capitalism is fundamental to a free society.Therefore, a capitalist may see a socalist as morally inferior.
Imagine instead of their country, the belief in God is fundamental to their eternal soul.There is probably no greater afront than saying "I do not believe in any god.".
To many, atheism is immoral.Why does agnostic not carry a similar bias? Agnostism is claiming to not know. Even many theists could safety say such.They can respect it more than denial.