Marginalization is absolutely necessary, otherwise they remain the majority. And don't think they're not trying their hardest to marginalize us.
Marginalization is absolutely not
necessary. As I have mentioned, atheism is steadily rising all throughout the world.
Banging that ridicule drum again? Haven't we covered that?
I was giving a couple of examples and that one was still in my mind. I'm doing about four things right now, FYI, so I couldn't be bothered to think of a different one.
The steps that we should take to marginalize theists have been explained to you many times. They are completely non-violent and mostly focus on education, to encourage moderate believers and future generations to embrace the logical world and reject ridiculous theological dogma.
You should look up on what "marginalize" means. Basically it means that they would not be free to share their opinions on any matters because they are theists.
I doubt I'd get the same disagreement from you if we replaced religion with smoking. Should schools take a non-interventionist approach to smoking, and not teach young children of it's dangers? Ever read a school pamphlet on smoking, they too use mockery as a tool.
And religion is far more dangerous than smoking.
Nope, you get the same argument from me.
EDIT: Note that I'm talking about the pamphlets. I think that schools should teach children the dangers of smoking but without ridiculing those who smoke.
But you were aware that atheism existed, you knew that was an option. I guarantee you had heard at least one of the arguments against Christianity at some point before you suddenly came to the conclusion by yourself. You harvested the fruit yourself, but did you ever wonder who planted the seed?
Nobody. I grew up with christians, went to school with christians and never
discussed religion with any non-christians.
Granted, my memories of that time are hazy, but I think I'd remember my first encounter with an atheist.
I've never suggested we should kill them for their beliefs, but the actions of certain extreme fundamentalists force us to defend ourselves.
If person A finds himself in a situation where it's person A versus person B, then it's survival of the fittest.
If we have already arrested someone and/or made sure that they cannot harm anyone, there is no point or reason to kill them.
Children of Christian Scientists and Jehovah's Witnesses die every day as their parents do not allow them to receive medical care. This requires intervention, in this case bars. Hitler was Christian, waging a war on atheism that included Jews, as they do not believe in the Christ, ie., Jesus as God. In that case, blood.
I know and see above.
Story about how I found out (just to keep you entertained):
I had a crush on a JW friend of mine and after I told him, I found out a few things about him
, we kinda told each other to piss off. Afterward, another friend (whom I also had had a crush on a long time ago) and I had a long discussion about his problem with his religion and she told me about that. I didn't believe her at first (I couldn't accept that people would be so stupid), but I checked and confirmed that it was true.
I ate it and the leg I lost in 'Nam grew back instantly! Of course I have no proof of this but some other people I told the story to believed me, so it must be true.
Of course! After all, why would people believe in a lie?