Fair enough, but my experience has been that atheists mostly keep to themselves and don't force their view upon anyone. It's mostly religious fanatics that aggressively try to indoctrinate you into their faith and try to "save" you. I have NEVER been harrassed by an atheist...ever. I have been harrassed by religious freaks in CBD during lunchtime and even in my own home when they decide that 7pm on Friday night is a good time to introduce Jesus the saviour into my life. Sometimes even a polite refusal resulted in me being informed that my place in a Lake of Fire was firmly secured when I died if I didn't bow down to some almighty megalomaniac who could smite me with a wave of his hand. Seriously? It's 21st century and yet some people are still living in dark ages. Maybe I should say that I worship Thor, Ra or Odin next time I am approached and ask them to respect my views. After all, monotheism is quite boring, don't you think?
And I agree with you that that is wrong. If someone genuinely wants more information about my faith or wants to talk about it, I'll gladly share my beliefs. If not, I keep them within my own religious group.
An atheist was giving a short speech in my college about how she struggled with being an athiest as certaib religious people kept forcing her into feeling bad for not converting. I agreed with her feelings and supported her speech. I'm sorry that you have had a bad experience with some religious people, but all of them aren't like that. Your experiences doesn't make it ok to belittle other people's beliefs. .