Do you think people look down on Atheists, more so than just people of a different religion?
There are lots of people promoting religious tolerance (which is great) but do you think that extends to the absence of religion? I'm not religious, never been to church besides weddings and funerals, my parents are not religious and, by definition as an Atheist, I think there is no God and all the world's religions are made up.
Do you think this is more offensive/confronting to people than say just saying you are a different religion? For example, I was talking with some Muslims and Christians the other night at dinner and the topic was the similarities between Islam and Christianity. Everyone was talking about what they believed in and I was hesitant to join in because my belief is that they have some nice fables but their God does not exist.
Edit: And I'm more talking about in the UAE than generally around the world.