Nonsense as the same or at least the same type of people who had a long history of cheerfully forcing men an women who was atheists underground is trying to sell the very phony story that the poor poor and still vast majority of the population of religion men and women suffer under the hands of the evil an powerful atheists professors lobby.
Your talking about some kind of collective level. Different individuals have different experiences in the social situations they are in.
In other word you wish to ban atheists for daring to be open in their views once more as you do not wish to be on an equal footing in the market place of ideas that should be part of any college education.
Such people are amazing hypocrites.
I never said anything about any kind of regulations at any collective/institutional level.
What I said was that my hypothesis is that certain people, such as Vikorr, attend university classes and listen to professors scoff at things like religion and universalism, and then they internalize such scoffing at a deep emotional level, so they are simply not open to thinking independently, i.e. because they are afraid how they will be regarded socially if they would question the scoffing and defend religion and/or universalism.
Face it, we all know professors who are absolutely in rejection of certain ideas/philosophies/etc. and they simply won't respect students or colleagues or anyone else who isn't in agreement with them. They simply won't entertain any arguments in favor of religion or universalism except in order to condescendingly say, "the best argument in favor of X is Y, but it's still silly to defend such ideas."
These people are totally biased against religion, universalism, etc. and anyone who sides with these views just bought themselves a ticket to being completely dismissed and shunned as irrelevant.
The fear of shunning in higher education prevents many people from thinking independently. They simply won't risk being ostracized academically or professionally. The wicked irony in it is that the same professors are preaching that people who believe in religion and universalism do so because they aren't capable of critical independent thought, so they are tricking students into submission by making 'critical independent thinking' into an identity category that gains you status when you close your mind to religion and universalism.
It's intellectual authoritarianism because they simply won't accept anyone who actually does think for themselves and comes up with conclusions that academicians have rejected, i.e. that there is relevance in religion and universalism.