Why are some stheists so threatened by a belief system that is generally positive? What is it about religion that freaks atheist fanatics out? They have to stop being childish and realize religion as a whole is an extremely positive force in the world. The most altruistic people in the world are Christians and the most altruistic country in the world, America, was founded on a Judeo-Christian ethic. This same country, our country, re-introduced democratic based government in this world. Religion is not a threat. It is a good thing, whether you bleieve or not. So, again, why are certain atheists so threatened by it? Is it that they see it as a threat to the social engineering they have mind, just as people like Hitler, Stalin and Mao saw religion as a threat?