Let's start with another question: did the Nazis respect the Jews? I take it that everyone will accept the answer to this is a resounding NO. This answer is obvious from the simple observation that the Nazis believed that an acceptable action toward Jewish people, by virtue of their being Jewish, was for them to be burnt in ovens and gassed to death. How is the Christian ideal toward atheists any different? Well, OK, perhaps it is actually a lot worse. Most Christians believe that I, by virtue of being an atheist, deserve a fate that makes the holocaust look like winning the lottery. I fail to see any substantive difference between these two scenarios, and it is due to this that I believe it is perfetly rational of me to view Christians as my enemies, just as a Jew would see Hitler as their enemy. Many Christians I have met however have been very nice and friendly people, and I truly don't believe that they, if they were at the heavenly controls, would choose to have me burn in agony forever. Would you? And if so, what reason is there for me not to view you in the same light that a Jew viewed Hitler in?