No matter what we believe, tolerance is essential to a functioning society.
To be very honest, I don't care if you're a Muslim, a Sikh, a Christian, a Satanist, a Scientologist, a Zionist, a Taoist or even a Raelian. The truth is that all religions, including Atheism (because it is essentially a religion, or rather a popular belief) teach that they are right and everybody else is wrong. And you do have every right to believe that your beliefs are correct, and that I shouldn't believe what I do. But you do not have the right, you never have the right, to tell me that my personal beliefs are wrong. As a society I think the world should grow up. You can tell me about your religion if I'm interested (I will often invite Mormons boys to sit and talk about religion when they knock on my door, though not always), but not damn me to death just because I don't believe what you believe.
No matter what our religions teach, we need to tolerate and accept the fact that not everybody has the same beliefs. Not just for religion either. We can have lively, intelligent debates about the subject if both parties are willing, because no doubt competition is a very important part of human culture. But I really wouldn't like a 72 year old man standing at the street corner stuffing a brochure in my hand and he murmurs 'Join or be damned for eternity' every time I walk past.
I think I may have rambled.
Thoughts? Discuss, vote, do what the people of the Global Democracy do best.