"At the heart of atheism is an acceptance of the reality that we are here on this planet, alone together, and no magic will save us: no gods, no avatars, no angels, no mantras, no prayers, no prophets, no deities. Just us. We can and will save ourselves. This fact is so terrifying to some, that they wield machetes to try and murder it." -Phil Zuckerman Ph.D.
Excerpt from Phil Zuckerman's article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-secular-life/201606/killing-atheists