Every time atheists portray themselves as rational thinkers my eyes roll so hard my eye balls bruise.
I am an atheist myself, and I used to think that was because I am so clever and rational. Then I realized I am just as inclined toward wishful and magical thinking as those who say they believe in god. I'm just more delusional about it, because I mistake intellectualizing for reason.
Atheist commentators, bloggers, pontificators have developed an extra special brand of disingenuousness, rhetorical questions like: "Why Do People Love Books About Heaven?"
When science oriented, self proclaimed rational thinkers decide to just ignore scientific research on the role and impact of religion* then the devil wins.