What is your opinion of atheists?
Would you trust one? Do they make society worse or better overall? Do you think that they are capable of having morals or not?
Hello, Chase, I'll answer your questions in order.
1. Like any person, I'd have to get to know them before determining whether to trust them or not.
2. Overall, I'm not sure. Individually, it depends on the atheist in question.
3. Definitely. I'm not atheist, but they're certainly capable of morals.
In my own personal experience, I've found that *some* atheists are very negative people who automatically assume believers are unintelligent. However, I've also met some who are caring people and great friends. Atheists are who they choose to be, I suppose.
Are atheists any different from other human beings ? Do they have horns on their head ? or they walk on their head ?
Atheists make society better or worse like any other person . Atheists are as capable as having morals as any other peson in this world.
Would I trust one? Would depend on the person, but that would be regardless of religion or lack thereof.
Do they make society worse or better overall? Most make it better - difference is good for society - it promotes questioning, discussion. If nothing is questioned, nothing is learned. If nothing is learned, then society will cease to exist.
Some, however, do do their best to make Atheists look bad, and put people off by being overly aggressive in their stance - thankfully, they are a minority...though a reasonably vocal miniority.
Do I think that they are capable of having morals or not? Well, given that morals are not solely of religion's doing, of course I do. Perhaps, even more moral than some who claim to be religious. Why do I say that? Well, the measure of a person is NOT who they are when they think someone is looking, but who they are when they think NO ONE is looking. In many religions God or Gods are omnipresent - so, they are always watching, so those who are being moral only because God is watching - are they really moral? What would they do if they found God wasn't watching?
Also, I've met more than a few immoral religious people - of many religions.
Given that atheists do good for the sole reason of doing it - no other outside reason like pleasing a God - yes, atheists are capable of having morals.
As an Agnostic Atheist, I'm certainly trustworthy, I strive to make society a better place, and am a moral person. I just don't believe in God/s.
People are allowed to think what they believe in no matter if society does not believe it.
Atheists are people. It's like asking if you'd trust someone who likes blue or if they are better for it? I judge a persons trustworthyness, character, value, etc...based on their actions, not what book they read, flag they fly or name they choose to call their belief. Will you automatically trust someone because they say they're "x" religion?
1. Yes, many people I trust are atheists.
2. Diversity is always good for society, so I would say they make it better.
3. Yes, they are capable of morality. Survival, parenting, and modern laws teach them morality just the same as religious people.
Atheist are are people too. So, yes, they do have morals - just like the rest of us. They are also liars, because every time they say, "please, thank you, have a great day, I hope I pass this test," and a whole slew of other words and phrases like those, they are, in fact praying, even though they say they never do. But, I have never met an atheist that I couldn't trust. Their differing point of view is definitely of great value to society, because it offers a little chaos, and without chaos, we would have no life at all.
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