Do people who are atheist/agnostic fear religious people ?

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    My vote is YES.
     
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    I don't think so at all.

    But many do have an odd obsession with the religious.
     
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    Not at all.
    Only reason why I do what I do is because I'm fighting back for the rights this country intended to give us. Those who are religious have made it a priority of theirs to deny people (such as gays) their equal rights. Religious groups/people spread hate about gays, make false claims about gays, lie blindly about gays, and teach their children to hate gays. Then you hear complaining from religious people about the internet, saying that the free flow of information (the truth) is accessible by their children and how it "forces" them to make their OWN choices.

    I constantly look down at those who are religious and do these things.
    And hell, if you want to start something, be my guest.
     
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    I dont think its fear.

    Some athiests feel its their right to silence religious groups but they are mistaken. The first ammendment does not give us freedom FROM religion but the freedom OF religion.

    This means that athiests are as free to not believe without the government penalizing them for it just as christians are free to believe in christianity without government hassle as are Jewsish and Muslim peoples.


    Why do you think they fear religious people?
     
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    I like most religious people, the same with how I like most non-religious people.


    I mean the picketing type you see outside sporting events and other places are scary looking, but they're usually the skinny nerdy type so it's not like they could hurt you.


    So No is my answer.
     
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    What atheists want religious groups silenced? The only aspect of religion I've heard some atheists wanting silenced is the government establishment of religion, as the Constitution states.
     
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    Some do. Some dont. Painting any group of people with a broad brush like that is foolishness because it loses the truth.
     
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    No, some of us get annoyed when they want prayer in schools, or unsupported non-science like creationism in science classrooms or complain about being persecuted in a country they tend to wield a lot of power and influence.

    Some also like to critique something that got a pass for many centuries and put it under scrutiny seeing the enormous influence and effect it's had on our culture.
     
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    Some of them do, not all. Have you seen some of the athiest billboards attacking christians and their message and the ones promoting the silencing of talk of christmas?

    Im sure there are some in google search if you want to look.
     
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    When has the government ever tried to establish a religion? I'd say... hmmm... NEVER, so there is nothing there to silence.
     
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