Atheism does not take away your right to hope, dream or pray. It is simply the sense of reality that has never left you.
A law against hurting religious sentiments will lead to the imprisonment of most, if not all of the faithful of almost every religion on earth.
It's really, really not complicated—in fighting homosexuality and gay rights, the religious don't realize that they are not fighting a distinct form of sex or lifestyle, they are fighting love itself.
Look at the world as either “Muslim” or “non-Muslim,” and you have accepted the mentality of “us against them,” and the “Dar al Islam” (House of Islam) and the “Dar al Harb” (House of War). Buried in a mental desert is every exotic and diverse feature that makes you who you are.