If you’ve been an atheist for a while, you’re well aware that religion is treated by most people with kid gloves. There are relatively few places to find outspoken atheists or critics of religion — the blogosphere is an exception. Certainly, in the mainstream media, it’s rare to see anyone calling out religious bullshit. (Meanwhile, how many times did you hear the media say something about “praying for the victims” of the Japanese tsunami this past weekend?)
So imagine you’re discovering all this for the first time…
Welcome to the real world, where most people are too afraid of speaking the truth because they don’t want to hurt the sensitivities of religious people. Even when the consequences are staggering.