KingAl wrote:There are, however, no specific prejudices linked with atheism e.g. anti-gay, nor is their an atheist doctrine that extolls the persecution of non-atheists. Atheism is cannot be used to justify an otherwise unjustifiable prejudice. Persecution via atheism is simply on the basis of persecuting non-atheists - which is possible based on any feature or difference between people.
There is nothing about theism that extols the persecution of non-theists either. There are theists movements that do so, but there are also atheists movements that do so.
KingAl wrote:They shouldn't be defined by their reservations any more than you should be defined based on, say, your skepticism regarding the aerodynamics of pigs. Also, as above, atheists and agnostics do not have a set of superstitions, values etc. that go hand in hand with the label.
The same could be said of agnostic theists.