a reply to: ChesterJohn
Listen. This isn't rocket science.
There are religions that don't go around harassing people door to door,
lying that nonbelievers will spend eternity in a fiery pit. These religions
don't bother many people, including atheists, so they are not 'targeted'.
There is at least one religion, that has no sense of humor whatsoever,
and if someone picks on that religion, you wind up dead. So nobody
sane picks on that religion.
There is one religion, which kept the world in the dark ages for a
thousand years, which wiped out most of the indigenous population
of the world, burned down all the libraries and committed
unspeakable acts - but is somewhat behaving itself these days.
So the choices are:
1) pick on a relatively inoffensive bunch of people ---- nope, no reason to do that.
2) pick on a group of people who will kill you ---nope!
3) vent your frustration on the folks who kept the world in darkness
for a thousand years but who won't kill you? --- check!
There you go. It's that simple.
edit on 20-8-2015 by KellyPrettyBear because: formatting