OBVIOUSLY, being an atheist or alike does not automatically make you a satan worshiping anti-christ, regardless of what Fox News might tell you. We are real people with real thoughts, hopes, dreams and feelings and our ability to feel empaty and sympathy for those less fortunate is certainly not hampered by our lack of belief in deities or the supernatural.
Despite this, if you take a devout fundamentalist Christian or Catholic or Muslim and an Atheist on an aid mission, their reasons for being there are likely to be completely different.
Having been a fundamentalist Christian myself and being filled with the 'holy spirit', I can attest to the fact that any seemingly altruistic act of charity or aid is simply not.
When a religious person performs a charitable act, it is with an undertone of intention of gaining favour with their supposed creator.
When an atheist performs a charitable act, it is done to for truely altruistic reasons.
While obvioulsy this is not a reflection of all religious people, this is an accurate depiction of many.
What do you think?