India has a sizeable number of languages, a few millions of gods, castes that outnumber our gods and people that outnumber everything else.
One might not want social acceptance but then social recognition is a different ball-game altogether. Most of us even want our silence and invisibilty to be recognised.
No, I am not an atheist. My love for a particular actor doesn't make me one. God's track record in granting things I ask and approving things that I pray for is extremely abysmal.