I couldn't have said it better myself. This outstanding op-ed in The State News (update: link no longer active) argues, "Society would benefit from people keeping [religious] beliefs to themselves." I agree 110%. This would be a step in the right direction.
Here is my favorite quote from the article: "Religious fundamentalism represents humanity's most ongoing and intractable problem." Yep. Unfortunately, it is a problem without a clear solution in sight.