There has been a post about this on another site, and if I remember correctly, atheists were more likely to be cat people. There were theories on why that is, but just out of curiousity, how does everyone on this site feel?
Personally, I love all animals, but if I must pick one, I would say I am more of a cat person. They are not as needy as dogs and you have to earn their love and trust. But they both make great pets :)
"[O]wners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
Christopher Hitchens (The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-believer)
I'm a big dog person and I secretly judge you if you're a cat person.
(go easy on me)
This should a nice (safe) topic to dip my toe in... :)
Dogs. Without a doubt! They're so loveable and loyal, as the saying goes. Cats are...cats. They want you for your warmth and food. They're cold a sly. Don't give me that 'independent' rubbish ;p
I know they're generalisations but that's essentially why we like what we do.
Here's my two - they're such a married couple.
I love both on equal grounds but I prefer the independence of a cat. That and I don't have to stress out every time I have to leave town for a week or something. They have a constant supply of water since its hooked into my tap, they have a feeder thing that holds a few weeks worth of food, and their letter box is an auto mated death star.
I wouldn't characterize myself as either a cat or a dog person. I've had both (and ferrets and gerbils). My cats have been independent, outdoorsy, and have earned their keep by keeping the rodents under control. They grow up to become useful members of the household. My dogs, on the other hand, are like babies that never grow up. Current dog is a Beagle, a very enthusiastic animal who can't be left unattended for any length of time. She can't be outside untethered, she'll pick up a scent and be off after it, and you can't train that out of them. She has to be fed twice a day, walked at least thrice a day or she'll poop whenever and wherever. Finally, Dog is god spelled backwards. WTF is a tac?
If I have to choose between the two, I prefer cats. Grew up with them my whole life, I like their independance, unlike a dog which is like a child.
But where was the post? What did they say why do atheists prefer cats, according to them?