In a society where claiming one is an atheist results in one not being considered “trustworthy,” one cannot depend on claims of religious affiliation to indicate “trustworthiness.”
The most successful viruses out there succeed by pretending to be valuable to the cells they invade.
Here’s a joke:
An atheist walks into a bar…
QUIT SHOVING YOUR FUCKING ATHEISM DOWN MY THROAT, FUCKER! OPPRESSION! OPPRESSION! HELP, HELP, MY RELIGION IS BEING OPPRESSED!
No, actually, it’s not a joke. That’s just what happens. Some people are so darn fragile when it comes to their imagination.