Atheists read the Bible, they send their children to church, they talk about God and some write about him regularly. I would venture to say that atheists think about God more frequently than many Christians. What is the reason for this? When you love somebody, you think about them quite frequently; and your mind is free to stay upon them or go; to forget them or wander back. Love gives the mind freedom. But, when you hate someone (hate meaning “without love”), you think about them much more; and your mind is riveted upon them like a nail piercing the flesh upon a cross. How can you love someone you describe as a moral monster who kills someone for picking up sticks on the sabbath or destroys entire cities for homosexuality? If God was proved to exist; there’s no doubt they would hate him. In fact, for the atheist, every experience of suffering is like a hammer driving the piercing nail deeper; for the atheist blames God for his suffering (for if he exists, he is to blame). God is the atheist’s addiction. They love to hate him, and for that reason they are not free to forget him. Every effort to drive him out brings him closer.