Should we be sensitive to the beliefs of others -- why? Should we be sensitive to the beliefs of Scientologists, for example? Why or why not? In modern terms, their beliefs and those other alien-based faiths are arguably less crazy than any of the Abrahamic religions. Yet I see Christians often deride this and other faiths while holding to cherished beliefs that are many times more far fetched. If an adult was running around saying that Santa Claus was real, how should we react? To atheists, we live in a world with hundreds of millions of people who believe in a Santa Claus of some sort. It is painfully hard not to say "there's no such thing as Santa Claus", you goofball. Why shouldn't we say it? Why should we be sensitive to things that are clearly wrong? When I was a Christian I hated those who attacked my beliefs but now I couldn't be more grateful. It is those people who challenged me and woke me up and made me realize I was wrong. I am a better person for it.