Happy Full Moon!Shavua Tov
Beliver: I don't give a fetid dingo's kidney if you do or do not believe in G-d. Why is it so important to YOU that I don't believe?
Rationalist: Because, I'm so insecure in my opinion that I don't feel comfortable unless everyone around me believes the same. Group-Think makes me feel less vulnerable in my opinions.
I am not convinced that this is the most burning of issues. Most of the vocal atheists I know (here in the U.S.) appear to responding to the provocations of the Christian right.
I just read an article discussing how North Carolina state legislature last year outlawed the use of scientific models by the State to measure sea level change. With denial like that, do you actually blame atheists or other people from pushing back?