>> “Atheism is indeed the most daring of all dogmas . . . for it is the assertion of a universal negative.”
That description doesn’t work for me; it is itself dogmatic.
Quite honestly, it’s a waste of time for a person of Faith to contemplate the rationale of atheism. Only a person of Faith can dispute it’s existence. For those who haven’t tried it, are merely speaking of things they don’t know. Form your own analogies.
Bigots can masquerade as atheists, but that doesn’t mean their hatred is a principle characteristic shared by atheists in general.
Atheism is a faith based belief, despite all attempts by any atheist to claim otherwise. Atheism "claims" to prove a negative.