Indeed-- it was not that many generations ago, when Genuine Christians™ were still murdering atheists as soon as they found them out.<quoted text>
Here, people are rather irreligious.
It is a culture shock 4 sure. USA is viewed as backward in many ways, in spite of, military superiority.
We are getting used to hi-speed rail and public transport.
People with no theistic beliefs never feel the need to conquer those who have them. We never assemble huge atheistic armies to kill those whose beliefs we do not believe.
We do not march door to door to tell total strangers how bizarre and silly their religions are.
Too bad this courtesy is not returned.
It is true that it is difficult to get any two atheists to agree on whether to capitalize the word “God” but I doubt there are any, anywhere, who would call for pistols at dawn to settle the dispute!
Atheists don’t kill because of atheism. If they kill, it is for some other reason. The very idea of “Atheist Wars” is so preposterous it makes one laugh.
But the idea of Christian wars and Muslim wars and Jewish wars is not only believable but quite real and with us today.
This took place for centuries.
Now that the godbots no longer have power over unbelievers? They are trying to complain about being "persecuted".... right.
The most I ever hear atheists do, is criticize their quack beliefs (now that doing so is not an instant death penalty).
As you say-- atheists, for the most part, are simply not interested in murdering people who are different.