It is a groupthink mentality.If one does an analysis of Topix atheist posts you will find that one common thread. They need to be shown hard proof.
They require their brains to be filled. They require "education". That is what that "proof" is all about.
Evidently they lack the ability to investigate and reason on their own. Oh, they can run their mouths and suffer delusions, but they are lacking a key component of being individual.
So much for wanting them to be the guiding lights of humanity.
Same sort one finds in north korea, or was found in the former commie nations.
The east abandoned communism but their acolytes in the west havent caught up yet