There are two kinds of atheist, God haters, and those who don’t care because they don’t believe. The haters go out of their way to do everything to discredit that which they just cannot understand. The ones that don’t care are the ones who actually don’t believe, and so they act accordingly.
Why should a person who doesn’t believe go out of their way to discredit God, when there are so many destructive delusions out there? If someone raises a sword in God’s name, sure I can see discrediting that action. I would hope you would discredit that action. But that action does not discredit God.
There is a video that equates God to a jug of milk. This is by a group that doesn’t understand God, because they cannot see God; simple as that. Their pretenses for discrediting God comes from not knowing what God has said about knowing how to find him, and receive that which is His to give from His abundance in grace.
If a man, blinded by ignorance, cannot read a book, is it the writer’s fault or the reader’s fault? It is the reader’s, the writers, and neither. If the reader had the opportunity to learn but squandered it, then it is the readers. If the writer, knowing that the reader would never decide to read and believe, made it in such a way that he would never come to believe, then the writer’s. But what if the writer, had set disciples out to teach the people, and the time had not come for that individual to learn yet, or the disciple that was to come had not arrived yet? Go up one paragraph, if you are an atheist, to get your chuckle out of the way now, for when the time comes, and it may, that you are driven to the hands of God, to come to know him. At that time, you will think back to this, and fearfully tear up, and God forgave you for this, long before you came to know Him, knowing that you would come to know Him in His Glory.
So if you are an atheist, and you want to get along with your neighbors, because they should have the liberty to believe as you have the liberty to disbelieve, then to be hating on something that you may never come to believe in. If you don’t care to get along with your neighbor, then you will just make life that much more miserable for yourself, because God’s followers, and children, have a tendency to push back as hard or harder than what you atheist can actually see.
As a Christian Minister, I respect, and love, as brothers, my atheist friends, because if I don’t, and the come to ask of God, how will I answer them but in snide, or unbelieving remarks. No, put away your deceit, and put on Christ, that you can turn to those who the Gospels claim to be at war with God, and present them peace, that they to may come to know God as the God of Peace, Love, Prosperity, Life ever lasting, and most of all, the God of limitless forgiveness.