i would never trust somebody who even took part or started that survey
last time i checked - humans were untrustworthy
Would I trust an atheist? Maybe. Would I trust a theist? Maybe.
For those who have dabbled in philosophy, atheism is equivalent to nihilism. Most atheists aren't aware of this, so I wouldn't totally label all to be nihilists, but their ideology is. I don't think that I would trust someone who embraces nihilism.
Being one concerned with intellectual honesty I'd say I'm agnostic, but although I was for a while satisfied as an atheist I've concluded Neoplatonic Deism is a practical belief because it was reasoned, not prophesied. Plato and Plotinus do not claim to be the mouth of God, just guys thinking about indigenous beliefs and the world of the day to day and trying to make sense of it all. So effectively I'm a monistic polytheist.
It does one no good to be an atheist or a zealot. If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. However if you allow yourself to be bound to teachings with some sort of absurd faith that transcends reason and justifies any act and shifts all responsibility that's even worse.
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so sweden should be seen as a country with a bunch of less trustworthy people seeing as more than half of the population could be seen as being atheists? maybe not the best example but it does raise a valid point.
at least i think it does.
funny that this thread came about cuz i recently got in touch with a friend who i havent seen in 4-5yrs. he fought in Iraq. came back and became an atheist. and he is probably the most trustworthy friend that i have that is still alive.
Faith means trust. A person without faith (infidel: in- "not" + fidēlis "faithful"), is a person without trust. Why would one trust (confide) in one who has none?
Yeah it's not like religion causes some of the worlds biggest wars or religious nutjobs haven't given their sheep kool aid or have them eat grass..forget all that cos as an atheist, I'm deemed untrustworthy, hahahaha get the fuck outta here with that bullshit son.
^^ Just because you don't have faith in a religion or god doesn't mean you don't have faith in anything. Atheists can have faith in their friends, in science, in the human race and so on..
People who twists words to fit their own beliefs are less trustworthy than an atheist.. and that's putting it mildly.
Originally Posted by CharlesJones