|Samus Aran said:
There has been much more conflict in this world between different movements of religion than religion vs. atheists. Suggesting otherwise is ridiculous. I don't see atheists blowing up mosques, churches or synagogues...
But wherever atheists come to power the religious tend to suffer. The atheist government in China brutally persecutes adherents of Falun Gong. Given the white hot hostility a lot of western atheists have for religion, I don't think it's a stretch to say that many of them would do much the same here if they had the ability.
The problem with politicized religion is not the religion but the politics, and atheists surely aren't immune to that.