Many loyal followers of major religions see atheism as a disease that needs treatment or a sign that they should teach you their religion so that you can get into their version of paradise. These disputes can often be avoided, although it can even be useful to get carried away in an honest conversation with those who sincerely want to discuss their point of view (without turning this into a heated argument). Try not to think of things as “religious” or “non-religious”. There are many characteristics of religion, as well as ways to be an active atheist. Here are some ways to get along in a deeply religious society as an atheist. If you are a religious person, further steps will also help you find a common language with your environment, most of which are atheists.