To many people their religion is the most important issue in their lives, and to state that their god is an illusion shows terrible disrespect to them.<quoted text>
Born by chance a Muslim, born by chance an orthodox born by chance a Jew, each taught by their parents their way is right.
Who am I too judge? Love thy neighbor as thy self.
I treat everyone with respect, don't care what religious belief they belong to or the color of their skin.
I admit that I am disrespectful when I am on the forum. There's no question about that issue.
But they are also here to belittle my Atheism ... so on a forum disrespect works both ways.
I am not in their churches bugging them, so if they choose to come on a forum, I suggest that they should expect disrespect.
I expect to be disrespected and look forward to being disrespected, as that is part and parcel of debate.