When I was a child, I believed in Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, I would search the sky in hopeful anticipation, fully expecting to see Santa and his reindeer. Over time, I learned that Santa was not real after all. However, I knew of many kids who still believed. I did not ridicule them because I didn't care. Their belief in Santa wasn't, and still isn't, a threat to me.
I tell you this because I often wonder why people who do not believe in God get so worked up about the subject of religion. Why get so defensive if you don't believe? I believe in God. I believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins. I have accepted him as my savior and I have a close, personal relationship with him. When I share that knowledge, I do it with respect, and I understand many people do not share my beliefs. I don't force anything upon other people. So I honestly and sincerely ask, if you don't believe, why are you so disrespectful to those of us who do believe?
I don't believe in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, or Zeus for that matter. But I don't accuse believers of non-Christian faiths as being babies who believe in fairy tales. I don't lash out at them or ridicule them. I may pray for them, but only out of brotherly love. Not hate.
So why fight so hard agaisnt something you do not believe to be real? If you think the Bible is a book of fiction, why do you care if I read it? And why do you care what it says? Better yet, why do some atheists use parts of the Bible to justify their disbelief? That doesn't make any sense at all!