We probably have different definitions of respect.
Do you respect some people more than others? Surely you do. So did they earn it, or did you just randomly hand it out?
I figured I needed to check on the insults you guys were posting and you know what, they were there just as I had thought they would be. Just what the world needs another group of people thinking they're better than everybody else. Perfect! There is not 1 tiny fraction of me that thinks atheism is any better for society than religion. In other words if you had left me alone, I would have left you alone.
Since you sought out this forum to make posts and comments, you were the one stirring the pot. You didn't leave them alone. Why would they leave you alone? You went to them!
Also, a lot of what you consider to be insults are comments on your behavior
. Behavior can be changed. It's not a part of who you are. For example, if someone is mean, and someone else tells them they're being mean, that's not an insult. It describes the action of being mean, not the person's character.
That said, some people on here have been very insulting. I've seen some call you "retard" and such. That is inexcusable. By judging this entire forum by those comments, you are being as judgmental as the worst of religion. Please don't do that.
Yes I totally agree that religion should no longer influence politics. It is something that should be private not public.
I am not religious. Sure no problem. By the way I don't believe in hell. It's just a scare tactic to convert sinners, IMO. That do no harm line is great advice, maybe some of your comrades should take under consideration.
But you just included natlegend as one of the problems further up your post. She is "one of you guys", as in one of the members here. Be careful about who you denounce, eh?
Also, English is useful. Your beliefs are "religious" according to the dictionary. Claiming otherwise is not honest.
Have a nice day.
Kind of a back-handed pleasantry after the first part of your post...