"Fine, I get it! You don't believe anymore! Why can't you just keep that to yourself?!"
And they say this with a straight face.
Could they be less self-reflective?
Could the irony be less obvious if delivered with a baseball bat?
To be told to keep your ideas to yourself by people who belong to a religious group that:
- has a church on practically every corner in America
- befriends people for the sole purpose of getting others to go to their church
- floods the airwaves with religious TV and radio stations
- makes really bad movies and then tries to drag us to them
- creates religious versions of corporate logos and then slaps them on T-shirts
- sends missionaries all over the globe
- works diligently to make sure the religious message impregnates the public square
- designs programs to channel children and young people into religion
- influences politics to favor their faith and force others to heed their dogmas
- this list could go on and on...
To expect silence of others, while your message is trumpeted through every possible venue, just shows the extent of your religion's self absorption.