Atheism is a fundamentalist religion no different than the "fundies" they claim to oppose.
These people are not interested in reason. They are not interested in evidence. They are not interested in anything that promotes what they hate.
Atheism is a hate group, a hate movement and is filled with people whose primary reaction to something they don't understand is to hate it first and try to defeat it.
Now they would mod this down, but they can't, because Slashdot already does that for them (because Slashdot is a machine that enforces groupthink better than ANY religion EVER has)
But they want to mod it down, because that's how you "win" on the Internet. You smear shit all over the things you disagree with, kind of like the apes would. You know, the animals we are descended from?
This method of "winning" appeals to small-minded, dogmatic reactionaries like the atheist's heroes. People like Sam Harris (the man who never smiles) and Neil Degrasse Tyson, who actually believes he can even carry Carl Sagan's asstowel.
It's a pussified, cowardly way to promote an agenda, but nobody ever said atheism required courage. Atheism is a convenient way to avoid responsibility: something that appeals to a young (fat, neckbearded, arrogant, jackass, unemployed, "scientific") man in 2014 in much the same way that drugs, irresponsible sex, laziness and being an asshole on the Internet do.
You are fundamentalists. Just like the banjo-picking Christians you claim to oppose. You believe in "sky daddy" like they believe the Earth was created before the sun. You deserve each other.
People with real intelligence, education and an understanding of science and its place in human academics take both of you about as seriously as the other: which is to say not very.