There was a great episode of Nova about Feynman where he said that he was invited to join a group of the smartest students in his high school, only to find out that all they did was discuss who else was worthy to join their elite band. There is an element of that in the atheist pride here. As if being right about a bunch of obvious absurdities made us superior to all those poor monkeys who hadn't quite reached that point.
This is somewhat my opinion too. Although I consider religion one of the worst influences on the modern world, we have to look at the goals of skepticism. If it's to have our own 'No Homers Club', that's fine, just something I don't really have any interest in. If we're trying to spread critical thinking, then maybe we have to ask ourself some questions like:
* Is a religious person who knows about critical thinking and skepticism more useful to society than a religious person without that knowledge?
* If a religious person at some point in the future decides not to be religious any more, would we prefer they replaced their faith with skepticism, or some other thing that comes along?
* Assuming that most politicians seem to need to profess faith, would we prefer them to be critical thinkers on the issues that they are voting on, and would we prefer that even their religious constituents saw the logic to them acting in a scientifically justified way?
* What is the actual harm to society (as opposed to 'the Movement') in religious people calling themselves skeptics, as long as they actually are
skeptical about issues a, b and c, if not issues x, y and z?