As much as it pains me to see folks giving their money to unworthy causes, that is ultimately their choice, and I’m glad they have a choice.
It’s the inherent logical contradictions in almost all religious dogma that keeps me away. I certainly understand the warm and cozy feeling that a higher power is looking out for you and yours, but there is absolutely no proof of that.
I’m not militant about my beliefs, and most religious people I know aren’t that way either. They take a live-and-let-live attitude, although most have migrated to non-denominational churches in the past few years. I don’t participate in any of their religious activities and I am not expected to—they fully understand that.
I think if I had a big sign at work that said ‘ATHEIST HERE!’ certain people would shun me and and I might have a bit harder time of it, but I’m not sure.
I respect people’s right to believe what they will, even if I don’t respect those beliefs. It’s actions that worry me.