Religion is probably the reason why Bendo is unpopular, does that make it fair or just? No, but it's the way it is, and it's the topic of the conversation. Sooj is spot on, we should have every right to discuss this as long as you don't begin insulting other members for their beliefs.
That's not the main reason for my dislike for Benson though, I really can't stand the self righteousness that he displays and when he said that smokers are "less intelligent" he painted a whole giant group of people with one ugly coloured brush.
By the way, saying "God doesn't exist" is a proverbial slap in the face to a religious person.
Saying "God does exist"(in terms of organised religion) is a proverbial slap in the face to any person that believes in Darwin's theory of evolution. This implies that the FACTS that are found in science are lies and that is incredibly disrespectful.