ROFL wow pay attention everyone that is the way to be arrogant.<quoted text>No, what you are describing is gullibility, which is a synonym for faith. And no, God does not punish people directly, that is not even close to being a Biblical belief. If you think that God answered your prayer that is more probably confirmation bias than anything else.
I know that you may doubt this, but on average atheists know far more about the Bible than average Christians. In fact atheists very often tell Christians to read their Bible, they know by experience that that is the fastest route to atheism.
"And no, God does not punish people directly, that is not even close to being a Biblical belief. "
Tell that to Adam and Eve , Cain , the people died in the flood, Jonah, king Saul , Moses, king David would you care for some New Testament people God punished directly?
"I know that you may doubt this, but on average atheists know far more about the Bible than average Christians."
Wrong again you really should stick to your evo theories bud. A true Christian craves the word of God lives by it studies it trying to get as close to God as they can a true Christian doesn't read it they live it. Where you see myth a Christian sees a how to manual. For atheists it's a story book at best the Ten Commandments have some ok ideas. For a Christian this is the measure by which we will be judged.