JuliusCaesar wrote:Good point, I forgot the soviets. In any case their action was based on irrationality, you cannot force someone to give up their beliefs, torture or death or genocide won't change a thing other than kill a lot of people.
What makes atheism different, however, is it isn't a thing. In an ideal world there wouldnt even be such a term as atheism. That implies the lack of something, when in fact there isn't a lacking, as there isn't anything to be lacking. I can say I have 38 deities based on the cthulhu mythos (proving that would be off topic), but I do not describe myself as being "without Chtulhu".
Of course you can force someone to give up their beliefs. Plenty of ways ranging from gentle persuasion up to torture.
Claiming that violence is inherently irrational makes you seem very naive.
I'm sorry, but it's clear that you're not willing to listen. Proof for atheism being "a thing" has already been presented. In a world where you have atheist celebrities, atheist books, atheist clubs, atheist podcasts, atheist YouTube channels, atheist charities, atheist organizations, atheist websites, atheist movies, atheist billboards, atheist advertising campaigns and atheist bumper stickers it is quite hard to claim it is not a (pseudo-) ideology that can be corrupted.
You're just a spoiled child with a pet cause that you defend while not knowing... well, anything, really. You do not understand enough about history. You do not understand enough about psychology. You do not know anything about religion.
Your position has become indefensible.
Oh, and you're saying that atheism is the default human position. You made the claim. Prove it. Good luck with that.