Robert: Besides your statement making no sense, we don't live in a democracy, we live in a republic. That means the mob doesn't get to infringe on the rights of the minority. For instance, your not allowed to take my guns away by a vote of the people. In the same example, your not allowed to take my money away and give it to Muslims or Christians or Buddhists just because your mob is bigger than my mob. Us atheists don't want to take away the rights of any religious people. To do so is to take away our rights also. We just don't want to pay for your rituals, and we wouldn't LET you pay for ours.