I know it’s late, but I appreciate this. I’m a Christian with many atheist and agnostic friends, and I love them dearly but do get very tired of hearing about how “religion” is bad and “religion” did this or causes that. Religions are very different, and within each is a variety of subgroups that may be rather different as well… I get very tired of being talked down to, treated as though I don’t know what I’m talking about, hearing that cos Islamist extremists blew up a market, that Canadian Christian churches should be made to pay taxes (of course, with no thought to the charity work that many do — made possible by those tax breaks), etc. Everyone is free to come to their own conclusions about the nature of reality. But I sure appreciate not being lumped together with every other “believer” of some kind out there.