Here is the thing... there is no such thing as a real atheist. We all worship something or someone. Everyone has a god. And here is the problem for you who call yourselves atheists. Whatever you worship will, in the end, cause you heartache, pain, and ultimately will be the death of you.
Someone else said it much better than I did:
“[I]n the day-to day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only choice we get is what to worship. And the compelling reason for maybe choosing some sort of god or spiritual-type thing to worship — be it JC or Allah, bet it YHWH or the Wiccan Mother Goddess, or the Four Noble Truths, or some inviolable set of ethical principles — is that pretty much anything else you worship will eat you alive. If you worship money and things, if they are where you tap real meaning in life, then you will never have enough, never feel you have enough. It’s the truth. Worship your body and beauty and sexual allure and you will always feel ugly. And when time and age start showing, you will die a million deaths before they finally grieve you." David Foster Wallace, Commencement Address,