There's a growing movement in the United States and to a lesser degree in the New World of secularism. More and more people are embracing Atheism/Agnosticism, but also combating discrimination against non-believers.
Now I can understand the importance of a secular movement in the US, where in some parts you would be ostracised from the community, denied employment opportunities, or in very extreme cases, face threats of violence (such as the poor boy a few months ago who was killed for being an Atheist - the link is elsewhere in the forums).
But in already secular countries such as the UK or Belgium, is there any need for a secular movement?
It's highly unlikely that I will be denied a job for being an Atheist. The only discrimination one might face for being an Atheist might be from some zealot ethnic minorty groups - but even that is few and far between.
I guess this question is geared more to members outside the US, but if our respective nations are relatively secular, doesn't Atheism become irrelevant? If the majority of the country is like us, doesn't making a big deal about Atheism kind of resemble pronouncing a non-belief in fairies? Most people already don't believe in that nonsense, so what would be the point?
Personally, I don't know. I'm sitting on the fence. I've just thought of it today, and did find it an interesting enough topic.