.The shout Je suis Charlie by many wanting to defend democracy after the Islamic terrorist attacks on the staff of an Atheist magazine in Paris is but a cry out to what happens when religions treat Atheists as enemies. The Western Christian culture has a history of the same, treating Atheists as foes. Atheist: Friend or Foe? What Christians Should Know - addresses the long history of attacks by Christians on Atheists and reviews contemporary attacks by Christian apologists. In our country with a constitutionally granted freedom of religion and a growing number of Progressive Christians who accept diverse religious views including Atheists and other religious is a conflicting backdrop to the question of why Atheists continue to be labeled foes to Christianity. The answer lies in developing a common understanding and acceptance of the fundamentals of democracy – the independence and interfaces of the three disciplines, religion, science and government.