I respect your rejection of belief in the existence of deities. I believe you have just as much right to live your life based on a framework of atheism as a theist does based around his or her particular religion. What I do not understand, however, is why you feel so compelled to convert others to your way of thinking. You see, Christians, for example, are guided by their Bible to spread the good news and share their faith with others:
And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.
Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the
end of the world. (Matthew 28: 18-20)
You, however, have no such mandate. You have chosen your path, why not allow others to choose theirs? You claim your way is one of logic. If so, then why do you insist on bullying theists, calling them stupid, failing to recognize them as individuals capable of engaging in reasonable discourse? It is not the presence or absence of religion that is the cause of all Good or all Evil in the world; there will always be good and evil people who identify as theists and atheists. If we could just stop arguing about the existence of God and agree, for example, on the importance of helping our fellow humans I think our time would be a lot better spent. Does it really matter whether a clothing distribution center, soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or job training center is run by Catholic Charities or an atheist organization? No. In the end, people may do good things for different reasons, but the good things are still good things. The time you spend tallying up how many people have been killed “in the name of God” is time you could be spending helping people who are alive right now. You are not going to change my mind. I recognize as a scientist that there is something inherently illogical about believing in God. I struggle with it almost daily. It is called faith. But you and I can disagree and STILL achieve great things. Think about it. If you change your mind, you know where to find me.