It is human to conform to others. Many conform to every type of religious belief on earth, as well as to every political belief on earth. Millions conform to whatever church they attend or whatever religious belief they have been indoctrinated with from birth. Conformity is no guarantee of truth, it is just a fuzzy feeling. Many have conformed to communism or any other form of "ism" on earth, whether it is political or religious. Many human beings have a difficult time coping with being on the outside of conformity, while a few buck the system and defy conformity.
It is obvious that atheists are not conformists to the beliefs of millions of church goers. Churches by their very nature tend to expect conformity and should anyone not conform, they are most likely to be shown the exit door. Churches by their very nature are in reality CENSORS. Churches do not want independent thinkers, those who question the status quo or those who buck the system. Churches only want those who conform and who submit to the false authority of the self-deceived power-mongers who stand in the pulpits and pretend to be "masters" of all knowledge and all truth in regards to God.
It is not only the pulpit-masters who are self-deceived, but those who warm the pews who are deceived in the extreme, to think that some human being represents God to them for life. If Jesus Christ is indeed MASTER based upon Matthew 23, then where do human "pastors" come into play? It is really pure stupidity to think that some human being, who will end life in the grave yard and in a casket, is God in the flesh. Herbert W. Armstrong, along with many other names that so many have considered as "prophets", "apostles", "bishops" or whatever, have all ended life on earth by returning to dirt. Why place faith in dirt?