There's a right to chose who to listen to that goes alongside the right to freedom of speech. Worldwide, over 8/10 people identify with a religious group and most people I know who don't consider themselves religious still somehow want to believe there's some meaning to the universe, life after death; the sort of things that religion offers. But greater numbers don't make greater wisdom or truth. The belief in any kind of god in this century is utterly bewildering to me - it's like meeting someone who believes the Earth is flat or that you can tell a witch by whether or not she floats or that legal disputes should be resolved with a duel and the victor will be right - and so is the way that religious people make out they are being attacked by atheists as if *they*, the religious, are the helpless minority, the unheard voice. We can argue about morality: is it good or bad to do this or that? Is abortion wrong? Is murder ever justified? But moral issues can be debated in a social context without needing to resort to "Yes, because my god says so." I'm afraid when it comes to religion there's no discourse to be had. There's no need for me to listen to anyone's reasoning when it is founded on something I reject utterly, i.e. faith in a divine being who requires worship. Religious folk, please remember when you want to criticise atheists for not wanting to hear what you have to say that we've heard it all before far more often than you've heard us. And you're still winning: we're still a tiny minority. So cheer up and stop feeling hard done by, just imagine how depressing it is for us rationalist humanists. And if your faith isn't cruel, spiteful and bigoted, why don't you turn the other cheek, forgive us our trespasses and pray for us unbelievers?