I see it often enough. At school an atheist and a theist are once again having a go at eachother for no reason other then one thinks differently. Atheist stereotypes generally consist of us having no morals and thinking we are better and higher then everybody else. I like to disagree with these stereotypes as many of us would but it bothers me sometimes the arrogance that we can show to theist.
I disagree with religion and I admit I have said things that I probably shouldn't of to religious people I know. We act like we are intellectually better then these people and that's what bugs me. A theist once told me that she believes not because it makes sense but because she wants to. Religion gives some people happiness, joy and can make them less afraid of the world. So with my theist friend she hardly ever mentions religion she goes to church once a week and I don't think I'm smarter then her or more logical. Give me an extremist however and I will spend hours going off at them being absolute batcrap crazy. A lot of us talk about atheism like seeing the light. A man may also see the light of Christianity but it doesn't make him better or worse then us. Where it becomes problimatic is when he tries to blow himself up infront of Muslim children. To the people who are moderately religious they may see atheist the same way. Moderate atheist believe in something different that's fine but extreme atheist (I know its a bit of a joke there are none or atleast not many to a theist maybe Richard Dawkins could be considered an extremeist a non violent one but one who strongly imposes his views) are problimatic.
The definition of new atheism is " Religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises". I do not agree 100% percent with this statement. It is rather hippo critical of us to accuse religions of being discriminatory when many of us are out there slamming religion and trying to eliminate it. People go to war over religion and for all i know if this keeps up people could go to war over an atheist- religious conflict. I think the world would be better off without religion but it is not something that we should attack aggressively. You just can't argue atheism with a dedicated theist it's like trying to change a dedicated atheist into a theist. We should focus on creating atheist not converting them.
Okay, I know that was rather long and probably has a lot of grammatical errors but what are your thoughts?