the thing that gets me is that to be politically correct we're always supposed to "respect" peoples religious beliefs, but how can we do that when our own beliefs are that religion is stupid and pointless?
how can you respect someone's beliefs if you think that what they believe is stupid?
"i respect your right to be an idiot" isn't really going to be worth anything to a believer so what good is it for everyone to pretend?
i don't imagine it's very different for them deep down either. they have to (outwardly at least) "respect" other religions because if they don't they can't really have any expectation for anyone to do the same for them, but if they really believe their own religion, deep down they must feel the same sort of things about other religions as atheists do about all of them, so how can they really
respect alternative religious beliefs that they themselves don't believe in?
and yes, i realise i've probably just become the ugly face of militant atheism.