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Opening Arguments

Any faith better than none?

Make of this what you will:

Atheists are America's least trusted group, according to a national survey conducted by University sociology researchers.

Based on a telephone survey of more than 2,000 households and in-depth interviews with more than 140 people, researchers found that Americans rate atheists below Muslims, recent immigrants, homosexuals and other groups as "sharing their vision of American society." Americans are also least willing to let their children marry atheists.

In a way, I can understand this. You want to trust people who believe in something bigger than themselves, because they would seem to be able to search for the "common vision of American Society." Atheists, by definition, think they're out here on their own. But judging people by their beliefs instead of their actions is dangerous. I'd venture that not many atheists are killing people in, say, the Mideast.

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