Can atheists & non-athists coexist peacefully? Yup, I sure think so. That’s b’cos both reside within me!!
My father believed in God. My mother doesn’t.
If both parents were believers, I’d have been unwittingly (and witlessly) built along similar lines. If both parents were atheists, I’d have been poured into a similar mould.
Now I’m free to think, judge, evaluate, transform, debate, expand horizons and explore. Have I reached a decision? Cant say. I’m still open to revelations.
All I can say at present is :
Varna is not equal to Caste
Ritual is not equal to Religion
Religion is not equal to Dharma