I had a very interesting conversation with my girlfriend last night. She pointed out how she feels there is an intellectual and emotional disconnect with some Atheists (myself included). For example, I might consciously know that not all religion is evil, yet my emotional response when confronted with religion is disdain.
She also made the point about community. A lot of Atheists are loners who don’t particualry need the weekly community that religion provides. They might intellectually know that some people do need that community and that it is one of the purpouses of religion, but emmotionally they reject it and fight against it.