Perhaps the problem lies in the different grades of skepticism.
1. The purist: This group evaluates the evidence dispassionately but is happy to accept that nothing can be proven absolutely, thus will not react negatively to believers.
2. The dogmatic: Those who consider that that which is improbable on the basis of available evidence should be challenged.
3. The fundamentalist: Those who contend that all 'magical thinking' is bad, and the appropriate response when dealing with believers is derision.
Unfortunately when it comes to the spreading of beliefs, through schools and by advertising to those who may lack critical faculties, I would count myself as dogmatic.