Caught in the Middle
This funny-because-it's-true article over at Something Awful is pretty much dead on. The part that really struck me was:
Extremists (an increasingly meaningless term) within Christianity and Islam
are waging a war against one another. Caught in the middle are those who don't
believe in either's line of rhetoric and mysticism, like atheists and agnostics...
That's it! I have been saying this in various ways for some time now, but never in such simple form. That is exactly what is happening, and we're all being dragged down into it.
This is why I have come to believe that religion is inherently dangerous. When people think they have the The Truth and that everyone else is Wrong, everyone ends up suffering sooner or later.