We are so scary. Now the fact that godless Americans exist and that people actually talk to us is the subject of a political ad by the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Watch this: it’s got ominous music, it’s got atheists saying there is no god, and Daylight Atheism gets another shout out…and that’s about it. And it will effectively motivate the fundie base, I’m sure.
It also has various right wing blowhards huffing and puffing over the fact that atheists would like to remove god from the pledge of allegiance and our money. These guys have no imagination. Those are trivial, superficial issues. We want to change the culture as a whole so people make rational decisions about government and education, rather than relying on superstition and ignorant authority, and that’s what ought to scare them more. We have the goal of making people think, something these trembling wahoos are ill-prepared to do.