i am not surprised by this conclusion and it really isn't due to my overall disdain for god-botherers.
religious folk tend to be from the apathetic / lazy / down right stoopid mould.
those choosing to walk a different path from presumed salvation, have the capacity to ask 'why?' usually combined with a sense of 'know thine enemy'.
the point to be laboured is that atheists and agnostics do not choose their 'belief' due to a contempt for religion (or the folklore surrounding such) but because they simply reject what is offered as evidence to support the idea. a lack of faith is an effect not a cause.
if one does not seek out such evidence, there is little risk of their feeling inclined to reject it.
ignorance remains holy bliss!
Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!