I suspect it is more a case of "give me a boy under 7.." He'd be just as rabid a Zionist if his father had been one. He cannot conceive of a world free from religion, or even comprehend that point of view.There is no possibility of an all powerful compassionate god, because we have evidence of avoidable suffering.
You worship out of fear.
Arguably one could say science is silent on atheism, yet I think science and education seriously undermine these ancient religions, as well as newer fads like Scientology & Mormonism. All-inclusive Quakers and non-superstitious Unitarians create few problems as they welcome non-believers and respect history and science. Some supporters of Abrahamic religions try hard to pervert the lessons of history (equating atheism to oppressive governments) & distort science (ID/Creationism) to try to provide props for their irrational 'spiritual beliefs'.