You're allowed to be offended by me saying anything. You're allowed to be offended by being called and upstanding citizen, for all I care. What you're not allowed to do is use you offense as an argument. Just getting that out of the way, because it makes this entire portion of the discussion moot. I'll address your points anyway.
I haven't ignored the people that have done good, and the religion that influenced them to do so. Not mentioning something isn't ruling it out. The difference is that people are capable of the same charity without believing in harmful dogma that is the single cause of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa. Making assumptions about my character and calling me ignorant is a bit brash, don't you think?
I'd like to ask you not to put words in my mouth, please. I never said anyone was stupider than me for believing differently. Intelligent people are allowed to come to the wrong conclusion. Intelligent people can be indoctrinated into not seeking answers. My statement that you are so adamantly peeved at made no attempt to stifle anyone's free will. That claim is just fatuous. You are trying to shame me out of trying to convince believers not to believe and imposing your will of 'live and let live' on me. Instead of living and letting live, I'd rather make something of human society. The status quo is rarely a healthy place to be for long. Progress of humanity is important to me. Sorry if that offends you, truly I am, but I'm not going to pipe down when I think I can do good for humanity.
Let me call a liar a liar here. You do not believe in live and let live simply because you want to change those around you. THAT
is not live and let live. Let me define what it means to live and let live for you since you obviously have it confused. It means you don't give a shit what anyone else believes or does. You don't give a shit how they live their lives because, and I will say this again, it is none of your damn business
what they do, what they believe, how they do things, why they do things, who they do things with. The moment you stop trying to force your belief on everyone around you then you can claim you live and let live.
Just because you believe you are right does not MAKE
you right. You'll never convince me you are right. Matter of fact, at this point and time, I'd be more likely to laugh in your face, call you an ignorant idiot and ridicule you simply because you are a blatant hypocrite and I have absolutely no respect or like for you. You are rude, you lie and you try to cover your lies with your bullshit instead of stepping back and looking at your own words. Maybe when you grow up and actually learn what it means to truly respect the beliefs of others I'll decide you are worth my time.
Till then, I'll put you in the same box I put the frothing at the mouth Christians. The one labeled "Hypocrite".