I saw this brilliant comic on xkcd, I just wish religious people would realize this and stop forcing their ideas onto others.What this comic says about the use of words it very ture "it can make you feel sad or happy." For example, by saying gay marriage is a abomination is very hurtful.
Religious people like to say to atheists that we are infringing on their rights by not allowing prayer in schools for example. However, they do not realize that by spouting their trashy ideas, they are hurting people. While all we are trying to do is stop them hurting people.