I recently discovered this site and was prompted to make a post here. Mostly because I have come to despise (yes despise) many religionists. I use that term to include any and all who feel a god given urge to promote the need to believe in their particular brand of god, and aggressive push the set of rules they consider to come with that belief.
I know many believers who are secure in their faith and do not feel this need, but I am active on one of the many forums on the internet
and often find myself attacked verbally because I insist on making fun of people who believe in a magical, invisible super-being. And I find that the most aggressive attacks come from people who appear to have the most tenuous belief system.
These tend to be the literal creationists, who think the world was created by a super being a few thousand years ago. I also discovered, much to my horror, that these people are legally allowed to remove their children from the public school system in the USA to be able to teach this to their children. Personally, I think this equates to child abuse and have come to the conclusion that the only course of action open to me is to make fun of creationists
A part of me feels sorry for them. I mean, it must be a living hell to have your core belief system challenged every time you open a science book or turn on the television. "Where did the dinosaurs go Daddy?" must be a question more dreaded than "where do children come from?"
Only a very small part though :)