As you will find out, many people aren't worth your time arguing with. I haven't had anybody act offended because I said I didn't share their opinion on god. I have had one person quote Ken Ham once. I didn't pay much attention to him after that. Once you understand that you and a theist accept a different premise, you will understand that there is no logical discourse that can occur between the two of you. Ridicule and logical fallacies are only good for influencing the uneducated or weak minded. That is OK when playing a number's game. But those individuals still don't count for much.
"But it is not acceptable to tell me as an Atheist I have no morals, I lack the ability to love unless I follow the teachings of god!"
The best response to this accusation is "That may be the case for you." And then, you end the conversation there. I would also end any contact with such an individual since they clearly lack moral integrity .
As you might also find, you can still be shunned, harassed, and yes murdered even in supposedly modern USA.
There are ways to be open about being an atheist without drawing such fire. I would note in the Eighties, when I lived in Virginia Beach and ran a pagan and free-thinking bulletin board, my home was picketed and my wife and baby son's lives threatened.
Times haven't changed much.
I think that is exactly right. There are armies on earth, right now, killing in the name of Christianity. Not 500 years ago. Not 50 years ago. Today. To quote Jesus, they need to remove the plank from their own eye before they can see clearly to help us get the speck of sawdust out of ours.
I do not. I have better things to do with my time than picket people's homes, and issuing death threats is so passé.