I don’t care if you think I’m going to hell since I don’t believe it exists. I’m also not interested in gaining admission to your heaven.
I’m not afraid that you might be right and I might be wrong, so fear isn’t going to change my view.
I don’t care what “the bible says”. I have read it, studied it, enjoyed parts of it, but I don’t believe that it is anything but literature.
I will not accept rules or laws being imposed on me that are based in your personal religious beliefs. If you attempt to pass laws like that, I will fight you with all the strength I have.
I play fair. If you don’t play fair, then expect me to treat you as I am treated.
I don’t need to hear your version of the “good news” or any news. I’m an educated adult and I have spent much time researching religion and experimenting, and I ultimately decided it isn’t for me.
I have no problem with you practicing your religion. Why can’t you give me the same deference in living my life? My choices are not imposed on you in any way. I don’t expect to be imposed on by your choices either.
If you enter the public arena with an agenda, then expect those like me, who don’t share your agenda, to oppose you or at least ignore you.
We can work together on many things, like doing charity work for the poor, homeless, senior citizens, orphans, etc. Just leave your personal religious beliefs where they belong — in your personal life.
I will be polite when you attempt to impose your religion on me to a point. When you become invasive and annoying, I will push back. Let’s agree to disagree and keep our private lives separate. That will suit me fine and will lead to a peaceful community.