It is not far-fetched to think that Christians, as well as other religious folks, distort reality to adhere to their own beliefs. This especially comes into play when they refer to us as “militant atheists.” Militant when used as an adjective means combative and aggressive in support of a political or social cause, and typically favoring extreme, violent, or confrontational methods.
If we were to consider that definition, religious folk would have to concede that this actually has described their approach for centuries. Show me where atheists armed with modern weaponry have attacked Bible printing presses. Show me where atheists have attempted to silence your freedom of speech. Show me where atheists have forced or indoctrinated you into a lack of a belief. It is impossible. People do not act on the lack of a belief or beliefs, they act on the presence of them. Atheism has never done anything, especially not anything militant, other than doubting the claim that your god exists.
If you call standing up for equality militant, then so be it.
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