I thought you were a sort of a libertarian? You don't believe in separation of church and state?<quoted text>
Yes but those with peanut allergies don't run around telling everyone how bad peanuts are and how unrealistic peanut eating is. And ask them to prove that peanuts taste great.
And lobby government to ban peanut eating on public property.
You may have had a bad experience with atheists. You'll find believers do a lot more preaching than nonbelievers.
This bad experience may make you turn away from atheism.
I don't bring it up much as the believers may take a torch to my house.