Dear Atheist

Dear Atheist,

I respect your rejection of belief in the existence of deities. I believe you have just as much right to live your life based on a framework of atheism as a theist does based around his or her particular religion. What I do not understand, however, is why you feel so compelled to convert others to your way of thinking. You see, Christians, for example, are guided by their Bible to spread the good news and share their faith with others:

And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.

Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28: 18-20)

You, however, have no such mandate. You have chosen your path, why not allow others to choose theirs? You claim your way is one of logic. If so, then why do you insist on bullying theists, calling them stupid, failing to recognize them as individuals capable of engaging in reasonable discourse?