It is the worst of times for atheists. They have always been a small minority, but today God has become so popular, that they dare not express themselves. Some are even doubting their own beliefs. Read about it here: A Time of Doubt for Atheists. To me it just proves that humankind needs something to latch onto; something to believe. Believing that God does not exist is a form of religion, as the credo of atheism must be accepted on faith, as it cannot be proven that there is no Creator. Agnosticism seems to be a different philosophy, as it makes no claims one way or the other.