In a recent study at The University of California Berkley, researchers found that highly religious people were less compassionate than Atheists or Agnostics.
In three different experiments researches found that Atheists tended to be motivated more to help their fellow human being simply out of compassion. Conversely, highly religious individuals tended to help others out of one of three primary motivations: Doctrine, communal identity and reputational concerns .
It seems to me that even though Atheists are less trusted according to numerous studies and surveys, that Atheists and non-religious people tend to be more generous and compassionate simply out of the desire to help someone.
Maybe, just maybe religious people can take something from this.
Helping for the sake of helping is good. Helping so that you can keep your social standing etc. is just selfish. There is NOTHING altruistic in working to keep your social standing in your individual church etc.
Atheists we are kind and compassionate! Yes, we are it's a fact.
I dare a religious person to come here and tell me different.