“People of faith don’t have a monopoly on mercy, and they don’t have one on abuse, either. The truth is the only thing that separates atheists and theists is belief or lack thereof in God. That’s it. So when I tell you that I’m not angry at religion, but that I am angry specifically at fundamentalists—and yes, even atheists who refuse to acknowledge the real and living complexity of human belief—that is why.
Anger can be a useful thing; even the Hulk learned that. So for as long as I’m angry—and that might be for a very long time, indeed—I’m going to channel that anger as constructively as I possibly can. I’m going to make sure that I’m angry at the right people and engaged in the right battles.
As for allies: I’ll take them where I find them. I don’t care if you go to church, or if you’ll spontaneously combust if you cross a church’s threshold. If you care about justice, you’re with me.”