Should Atheists Disrespect Religion?
If you’re an atheist, then there’s no reason to respect other people’s religious beliefs and practices.
This statement is a Q1 violation if you think there sometimes is reason to respect other people’s beliefs and practices.
This is not a Q2 violation unless you would object to your beliefs and practices not being respected.
Some atheists actively disrespect religious practices, by (for example) making a show of not waiting for grace to be said before eating a meal with religious relatives. But what is the point of such disrespect?
If this is intended to demonstrate your atheism or to show that you think religion is "stupid," then you may be being less than effective. People will likely remember your rudeness or condescension and either associate it with your lack of religious beliefs or just think you’re a jerk.
If it is intended to make it difficult for people to practice their beliefs, then (by Q2) you are inviting payback in kind. In fact, no matter how you slice it, this kind of behavior is problematic under Q2. If you are an atheist who vocally disrespects religion, you will have difficulty effectively protesting those who disrespect your lack of it (by saying you’re going to hell, proselytizing, etc.)
You are encouraged to leave your answers to the questions posed in this post in the comments section. This post is based on an excerpt from Ask Yourself to be Moral, by D. Cancilla, available at LuLu.com and Amazon.com. See the 2Q system page for details of the philosophical system mentioned in this post.