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.
This simple fact gave me the best gift – that of Personal Choice!
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