Have you ever evangelized in a public space? (It doesn't matter if you're not a Christian. You just shared what you believed.)
People try to convert me all the time. Fine, but you're wasting your time. It's like trying to convert me to stamp collecting: I'm just not interested.
It's called freedom of speech.
No. These days people will evangelize just about anything and do so acting as if they'd die for their cause. I think such actions are deplorable.
Nope. I don't push my lack of religious beliefs onto others. I wish they would do the same.
I especially hate it when they call atheism a religion; no way! If anything it's a philosophy, but it is absolutely not a religion.
EXACTLY! Per definition alone, it's impossible for atheism to be a religion.
The best way to counter their trash talk is ignore it, unless there's a dozen of them coming up behind you with a noose; then it becomes prudent to agree with anything they say, at least until they crawl back into the woodwork.