OK. Your critical reading skills need a buff.
The article you point towards has as its subject personality characteristics that drive dogmatism.
Two groups are described, the religious and the atheists.
The various assertions made can be summarized:
1. The religious think emphatically. Empathy as such is not bad. The religious man when he is dogmatic thinks in a manner which is overwhelmingly empathetic.
2. The atheist thinks analytically. Analytic thought as such is not bad. The atheist when he is dogmatic lacks insight, and can only see those things which contradict his preferred mode analytical thought.
A key assertion in the article:
In both groups, they found people with higher critical reasoning skills were less staunch in their beliefs. But they differed in how moral concerns influence their thinking.
Now if we give credence to what we are told we can conclude a number of things. First there are people with higher critical reasoning skills amongst the religious and the atheists. A corollary of this is that there are people without these skills in both groups. The characteristic which is common to dogmatism is a failure to note evidence that challenges. Put another way, those who are dogmatic think in a fixed and oversimplified manner. Their thinking is literally stereotypical.
Importantly the article notes that atheists at their worst fail
to think critically despite espousing that very skill. They are hypocrites.
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