So, everyday I take a moment to browse various pictures on facebook for either comedic value, or a different perspective at something. I've noticed that a growing number of atheists are trying to persuade people from their faith, particularly christianity. Now, I myself have been guilty of sharing a few images now and then about how one part or aspect of the religion is obtuse.
But, here's thing, These atheists, (mind you not all.) are carrying out the exact same zealousness that they berate the christian populace with. This is simply hypocrisy, not only is hurtful to christians, but it's also demeaning.
The number one truth to all religions, Is faith. It's not about whether something is wildly out of tune or difficult to believe. Faith is a very very powerful force to steel ones heart against travesty. Obviously the faithful (to whichever faith they believe.) will surmise that they get this emotional strength from whatever deity they might follow. Agnostics and atheists, might say that this emotional sturdiness is a result of cognitive dissonance.
The typical reason why Atheists and Agnostics dislike religion, is because some wayward followers of a faith take some of their tenants to far, becoming violent or oppressive. This is, at heart, a stereotype. Yes religion has made people do some crazy things, but religion has also done very noble things.
In essence, we shouldn't be trying to make people unfaithful, not only is this traumatic but it begets hatred bigotry and violence in worst scenarios. Faith, won't be trumped by logic and cognitive thinking, and thats fine. the most important detail to this conflict is be kind to your neighbor no matter how Immoral or ignorant a person might be. This means if someone is faithful, understand and respect this. subsequently if someone is not faithful, Understand and respect this.