Once it has been established that I am an atheist the inevitable question is volleyed: "why," asks my counterpart, "do you insist on pointing out the problems with religion when you don't believe in it? Why bother?" It's a good question. I neither believe in the infinity of life nor the various claims of salvation, reincarnation, or elevation that I consistently tear down. Because it is typically someone who holds sacred their belief in the implausible who voices this question, it carries with it an assumed follow up. I am not only being asked why I bother but, more importantly, why am I bothering them? Why do I insist on rocking the boat?