Put your "new atheism" away and grant them equal respect;.
Ok. So what respect do they grant others? They condemn them to eternal suffering for having the audacity to not believe as they are told to believe without evidence. They assume that they are superior due to their faith and any unbeliever or other believer is automatically wrong. I don't think they want to be treated that badly. I've had a bible thumper tell me that I should be burnt at the stake. Don't think he wants that for himself though.
They want to be treated better than they want to treat others. Doesn't work well.
Just because they are religious doesn't entitle them to respect. Otherwise they would respect the Taliban and honour killing and genital mutilation etc etc.