Huh?? Atheists have emotional states. We love, care, are happy, sad, angry, calm, feel awe, etc. We also understand that those emotional states don't determine reality. Whether you *like* the way the universe is or not is irrelevant to the *truth* opf how it is.<quoted text>transference of belief. rational from am irrational atheist doesn't allow for an emotional state of being. thus an irrational atheist doesn't allow emotional or subjective states. yet they often spew hatred, invectives, and condescension as a rational response
We can enjoy a sunset, be amazed at the beauty of the stars, be moved by a concert, or a painting, or a piece of literature.
We love our children and our families. We care about our government, our land, and the future of humans on earth (and off it).
We simply don't believe in a deity. Your personal anectdotes don't prove a deity exists. They only prove you have had a moving personal experience. But such experiences are a dime a dozen and are had by people who end up disagreeing about specifics. This means we question the validity of the *conclusions* you draw from your experiences.
What I have found is that theists become very angry when challenged to actually provide proofs of their claims. They think scepticism is 'hate' and any questioning is disrespectful.