I couldn't ascribe to atheism any more than I could to religion... or "christianity" (as the world knows it), dear AK-Jeff (peace to you!)... for the same reason, as evidenced here: they both ridicule, malign, spread hate, and do more harm than good to those who are not "like" them. They are one and the same to me, with the only difference being that one professes a belief in a god, gods, higher beings, consciousnessess, and the like... and one does not. But both produce the same "fruit": "I am better than my fellow man who does not believe as I do... and anyone who does not agree with me... is stupid, ignorant... and unworthy."
Even if the True God did not exist, if the Most Holy One of Israel were in fact not a reality... I could not... WOULD not... serve a god... or godless ideology... that believes such bull-pucky. They are both extremes, opposites on the same dang pole. And those who follow them are worse than the most extreme zealot (for those who don't believe)... and the most extreme atheist (for those who say they do)... because they are hypocrites, both: condemning one another for doing the EXACT same things, just under different "color"... while lying to themselves... and those who listen to and follow them... that they are not.
BOTH groups lie to themselves and on others... yet, point fingers away as if they do not. BOTH call the other "crazy" - yet, both demonstrate extremes, unreasonableness, and irrationality. BOTH create lies and false propaganda to support their beliefs or lack thereof. Neither deal in absolute truths... yet, both claim to possess it.
One is black... while the other is white. One is white, while the other is black. Yet, both are either absolutely devoid of color... or contain colors so muddy and muddled they cannot be discerned.
Some religious people oppress their fellow man because they say it is what "God" "wants" them to do. Some atheists oppress their fellow man because they say there is NO God, and so who can stop them.
Both... fatigue my mind, heart, soul... and spirit...
SO... I will gather what pearls I have left... and be on my way. Because there is not more reasoning with those who are devoid of God (at least, here)... than there is with those who consider themselves "full" of one.
Again, I bid you all peace.
A slave of Christ, who did not push religion but, indeed, condemned it...