A number of years ago I read a fascinating book by R. C. Sproul titled If There is a God, Why are there Atheists?: A Surprising Look at the Psychology of Atheism. The thesis of the book is that people have chosen atheism for reasons other than the scientific, factual evidence it supposedly has. At its heart, atheism is an emotion-based, not a logic-based, belief. Many of the famous atheists of the 20th century have had a common trait—a powerfully strong desire for lustful pleasure.