Quote Originally Posted by RichardGarfinkle View Post
But doesn't that mean that by your standards any time an atheist does not defer to religious views, the atheist is being eliminationist?

In short, how, by this view, can an atheist do anything except keep silent or tell what he or she would think of as lies?

By the standard espoused, would not any profession of atheism be deemed destructive to religion?
here my response would be something like this: by my conviction i may not be a theist or a believer of any kind, still i cannot be indifferent to religious/spiritual needs of people by saying that they are superstitious.