Well said. In a large sense, some atheists are merely unwilling satanists.
The truth, I think, is even more pathetic than that. If they were accomplices to evil, you would think they would have some spine. But as it is, the worst that can be said is that they a just spiteful, egocentric neurotics.
I am reminded of a one panel comic called “The passive-aggressive mugger”. It showed a seedy looking individual with a bag, in front of two women. He says, “Give me all your money, or you’ll force me to throw these kittens in the river!”
This is the kind of pathos I’m talking about. Emotionally, they are like Woody Allen, filled to the brim with feelings of inadequacy and inferiority, surrounded by a veneer of utter arrogance and self importance. They cower before most everyone, who they fear and hate, yet behave in a vicious manner to the helpless and weak. They are defeated people, who live for the cheap shot that involves no personal risk.
They lead lives of whiny desperation and contempt for anyone and anything better than themselves. Their lives are their own punishment.