How can one see themselves objectively if filled with pretentious and ostentatious pride? And how can they see and understand the world if they cannot clearly understand themselves? Narcissism is the backbone of faith. Faith dictates that despite the evidence, they should always have faith that faith is fact. There is no humility in faith. Isn't that why we despise it so much? The logical incompetence of narcissism debilitates otherwise brilliant and capable minds into submission, regression and negligence. So why is it that so many atheists are narcissistic and full of pride? A teacher will learn from her students as much as they learn from her. The purity of attaining fact has been tarnished by egotistical senses of selves.
I do not remember a time when narcissism and an unwillingness to gather opposing views was more important than testing those views objectively. Maybe I am mistaken.