I'm an Atheist. Perhaps a Nontheist. I don't know anymore.
I imagine it's hardcore Atheism that's drawn the ire of most Americans these days. It's an acceptable thing to be torn between the huge variety of religions these days- they all encourage in their own ways faith and spirituality. Hardcore atheism really targets these basic principles of religion and thus becomes a target of all religions. Most of them would agree that destroying someone's faith is far worse than conversion between religions. Mostly true is close enough.
I'm on the fence about it. I can see how the Atheists think they're right and I strongly lean towards agreeing with them. On the other hand, being right isn't good enough and certainly no excuse for provoking people who are wrong and making things even more polarised. I have a suspicion that Dawkins and other's vocalness is doing nothing to decrease religiousness, merely polarising the issue and making more fundamentalists and creating a fundamental Atheistic counter-movement. I wouldn't be surprised if, some day in the future, Atheism was practically a religion and they went to war with the theists, while us more sensible people laughed at the irony.