Religious Stereotypes Venn Diagram According To Google: Expanded Mormon Edition
When you begin a Google search with the question “Why are [Christians, Jews, Muslims, fill-in-the-blank] so …” – you get the [below] suggestions.
For the purposes of this post, I filled in the blanks with Mormons, Christians, Jews, Muslims, atheists, Catholics, Baptists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Buddhists. If you feel I’ve left anyone out, please let me know. Meanwhile, here are the results for my initial selection:
Why are Mormons so … weird, nice, hot, stupid, happy, good looking, secretive, attractive, rich, successful.
Why are Christians so … stupid, judgemental, mean, hateful, ignorant, intolerant, dumb, fat, annoying, gullible.
Why are Jews so … cheap, smart, successful, hated, rich, liberal, greedy, funny, ugly, powerful.
Why are Muslims so … violent, angry, stupid, crazy, sensitive, intolerant, easily offended, hated, backward, barbaric.
Why are atheists so … stupid, angry, awesome, intolerant, smart, hateful, mean, arrogant, annoying, rude.
Why are Catholics so … strict, stupid, arrogant, judgemental.
Why are Baptists so … judgemental.
Why are Jehovah’s Witnesses so … weird
Why are Buddhists so … happy.
Venn diagram comin’ up shortly. 😉
While I’m working on that, I’ll go ahead and mention that what really jumped out at me is how many positive stereotypes are attributed to Mormons compared to everybody else:
Mormons: 7 (nice, hot, happy, good looking, attractive, rich, successful)
Jews: 6 (smart, successful, rich, liberal, funny, powerful)
atheists: 2 (awesome, smart)
Buddhists: 1 (happy)
Everybody else: 0