Nearly all religion was brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors and used as the framework to control their minds. My main point here is that if you are a child of god and god is a part of you, then in your imagination god is supposed to look like you and when you accept a picture of the deity assigned to you by another people you become the spiritual prisoner of that other people.
That is the very reason why Jesus came to destroy religious concepts. You understand that those who look to the bible instead of spirit are carnal at the very start. They see it with their carnal eyes, minds and hearts. Some hint of spiritual reality underneath...apostle Paul talk a lot about that, also the writer of Hebrews talk a lot about that too. Jesus said "you have heard it said, do not commit adultery" when the religious Jews thought He was talking about physical adultery, but then He go on to say "but I say to you, if you lust in your heart, you have already committed adultery" showing that the spiritual is the reality, and the law is only a hint, and that spiritual is higher of course, and pre-eminent over physical (natural, carnal).
The letter kills (milk) but the spirit gives life, As Paul said "you are living letters" again pointing out the distinction. He also said "before we knew jesus in the flesh, but we no loger know him in the flesh".
Paul was a mystic, Jesus was a mystic, religious people are not mystics. If they were mystics, they would no longer be religious. Spirit and religion are like oil and water they cannot mix, the carnal mind is enemy with God.
God is spirit, if one is mystic, he cannot be religious, and if he is religious, he cannot be mystic. Then, Paul, even though mystic writes very much about the nature of the mystery cuz he write to carnal babes (he writes to the religious) "Christ IN you, the hope of glory!" among many other things. "You are dead. You are now alive again, hid in God in Christ". But only the spirit can reveal this, like again Jesus said to Nicodemus in 3rd chapter John.
One cannot be understood, can only be known by revelation. Like when Jesus said to Peter "blessed are you Simon, it is not flesh and blood that revealed it to you, but my father in heaven!" Same idea of what Jesus said to Nicodemus, for the carnal mind cannot understand the things of God. Jesus rebuked the religious leaders cuz they could not even discern what is truth.
Anyways, Karl Marx was an atheist, and so were the original communist leaders. They enforced atheism throughout the Soviet bloc and committed the most genocide in the last century. We have to remember that the reason for atheism is their self-hatred and goes way beyond than just the belief of not wanting a god to exist. You know that.
Honestly If you live, laugh and love everyone I don't care what you fuking believe in.
There are idolaters that live, laugh and love, but they are still idolaters in their sin.