But you crazy atheists are
a menace to society.
By insisting that people strip themselves of a belief in the divine, (or at least park it in some place you'll never have to come across) you are removing one of the most successful governors of human behavior that God or insightful men have been able to impose upon us.
Yes, yes...The Crusades, The Inquisition and all that, but for every life those mindless expressions of zealotry took, my bet is that a fear of God saved, at least, a thousand more.
What self-professed militant atheists like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have failed to realize is that disabusing people of their superstitious beliefs in God or gods is not the same as rendering them rational human beings.
In fact, I suspect that there may be quite a few people who might interpret atheism as nihism and once purged of their silly clinging to religious restrictions may feel it's anything goes time.
Be careful of what you wish for.