What we have here, imnsho, is a, "fail-ure to communicate".
Oddly enough, it seems that most people who dislike religion, specifically Christianity, got what they think they know about it from fundie evangelicals on TV.
Which is a very good reason not to like it.
But the misconceptions and poor perspectives in each group are very similar.
Neither have read Issac Newton on the subject; he wrote much more on Christianity than he ever did on science.
None have read Neiber or studied CS Lewis (his sci-fi books were also considered pretty good for their time).
Both have no clue that the Torah (the first 5 books of the OT) contains descriptions of a populated and civilized pre-Genesis earth.
Or that in the story, ADM and EV are told to "replenish" the earth rather than the available word for creating new life.
Not to the mention that it had been destroyed before.
They don't know that Moses and Abraham weren't Jews, much less Israelites.
They don't know that Jesus and John the Baptist were cousins. That John was 6 months older, and his date of birth is known.
They may know that Roman Crucification was even more thoroughly deadly than Monty Python's Spanish Inquisition.
They don't know that the burial tomb belonged Joseph of Arimathea, Yeshua's uncle, a Roman citizen who ministered the mining trade with Britannia.
Or that the tomb was guarded by Roman soldiers who, because the Pharisees were working with Rome to quell the insurrection there, gave top priority to one very dead and safe in the tomb Messiah.
The don't know the internal proofs of the texts... no one creating a lie would have two women be the first to find the tomb empty and see him: women at that time couldn't testify in Court or be reliable witnesses to anything.
No one making up the story would have the Messiah on the cross in his las moments say, "Abba, Abba (Father,Father) why have you forsaken me?".
Unless so Mick Jagger could sing about his moment of doubt and pain.
Most Christians and hardly anyone else knows that, according to accepted extra biblical sources, the Disciplines obviously believed their story as most of them traveled alone to India and Asia and the surrounding countries... and all died horrible deaths; crucified upside down, flayed alive, speared and stoned to death, and drug to death behind a chariot.
When, were they liars, they could have just, "Hey, wait! Just kidding. We made that story up! I'll just being going now."
No, they believed. And those few details are just an example of what scholars of any ancient texts call internal proofs.
So, fundie evangelicals and fundie atheists have a lot more in common than one might presume
But most of us here aren't fundies, I don't think, but just people interested in what is real.... and what is an illusion:
Breathe deep the gathering gloom
Watch lights fade from every room
Bedsitter people look back and lament
Another day's useless energy is spent
Impassioned lovers wrestle as one
Lonely man cries for love and has none
New mother picks up and suckles her son
Senior citizens wish they were young
Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colors from our sight
Red is grey and yellow-white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion