As an atheist, I dissent from much of the cognitive content of “revealed” religion. But it seems to me that prudence and good manners alike dictate expressing that dissent as politely as possible, and with due deference to the possibility that what appear from the outside as (false) propositions of fact are instead to be understood as metaphors. I try hard to remember that much good, as well as evil, has been done by and in the name of religious beliefs and organizations.
Sometimes, however, prudence and good manners are unusually difficult to maintain, and my inner Voltaire cries out to be heard.
The Lord, it has been said, gave us faith, but the Devil responded by giving us the clergy.
Hat tip: Hit and Run.