Why is it that atheists talk so much about religion? It strikes me that they are always going on and on about religion, sometimes more than the Christians. It further strikes me that many of the atheists I encounter are actively angry, getting quite emotional about their atheism. Still further, far from being a mere lack of belief, their atheism is often stridently anti-theism, or else they would not be so active in refuting theists. Even further still, if they merely had the logical, cold-blooded intellectual approach that they so often claim to have, they would be proactively trying to give the benefits of atheism rather than spend so much time trying to defeat theism.
If they truly believed that God does not exist, why do they spend so much effort trying to defeat the idea of Him? A myriad of social and psychological beliefs are supported by proponents who are trying to foist their solutions on the rest of us through government programs, yet we do not see armies of a-psychologists and a-sociologists running around trying to show these solutions are without merit. Yet when it comes to religion, the atheists are quite active. Perhaps is because psychology and sociology do not make moral demands on us or remind us of the holiness that we do not have.