Well, the thing is Sam it is not as if they are merely atheists blundering about shaking a fist at a presence that does not exist.
Most were big fans of I don't know, or some vague spiritualism or what have you, meanwhile turning over extentalists in their mind as if there were truth to be found therein.
Reminded me a bit of a Johnny Cash line:
"They say they want the kingdom, but they don't want God in it"
I also noticed if one even knew 5 verses from Proverb, one was practically a mystic..
Also noticed while they seemed good hearted, they really were not too concerned with even their own friends.
True story, young man was standing around the sort of BBQ pit, anyone with eyes could tell he was hurting emotionally. Walked over and asked him what was wrong and he practically broke down crying talking about his girlfriend had an abortion that he did not know about.
Abortion aside, I'd just met this fella and could tell he had problems, his so called friend were blithe.