The disease is sin? ok...<quoted text>
.. fair enough. While I can rebut many of your contentions, we're still left with one fact: the prisoner continues to "sin" whether he/she is a believer or non-believer. Hence, we must discover why an individual 'sins'(the disease)..
.. your animosity towards atheism must be discarded to discover the actual problem ..
I think people, believers & non-believers, sin because it's the easy way out. I think Christians sin, but know they shouln't & know better, but do anyway. I think atheists sin with no regard to whether it's right or wrong.
I don't have animostiy towards atheists or atheism.