To the many believers who attempt to be 'militant' in their approach to spread your 'gospel,' I have a few questions:
1) You know 'gospel' means 'good news,' right? Who wants good news delivered with insults or loud voices? If someone converted as a result of your intimidation factors, empty threats, or impossible dares, would that even count as 'faith' within your religious views anyway?
2) What are you hoping to accomplish? With an aggressive style of verbal combat, you only force people to build up a wall and stop communicating effectively. Attacking someone will naturally create an opposition and defensive mentality. Is that your goal?
Just as I've challenged my fellow atheists to be political and civil in their approach, I am challenging believers to do the same. My time with preachers like Dr. Bruce Prescott, Bill Burk, and Dr. Barry Creamer, are classic examples of how to further our knowledge and debate without hate.
At our core, all people share the same ultimate goal--to be happy. When you start to ruin that for others that disagree with your worldview, you're not being very a convincing example of how they would like to live, so you're actually being detrimental to your cause.
Just keep that in mind moving forward. Happy debating...