Atheists and Christians have many things in common. One of which is that we want to live our life our way. We want to do it in a way that seems right in our own eyes. And we certainly don't want to be told by anyone else what is right or wrong. Whether that comes to us by the way of others, some god or any old books.
Another thing Atheists and Christians have in common is that they like to change God instead of having God change them. The Atheist says "there can't be God because if there was one then he did it all wrong, He should have done it like the way I would have done it". Christians do this all the time as well. They believe in God but would rather change what His word says to fit around their life style then to conform to the way we should be.
Also Atheists and Christians both think that God is gonna judge mankind on some kind of curve. God is not gonna judge you on how your life looks like next to Hitler's life or the life of my homeslice Charlie Manson's. (also from Cincinnati). I think some Atheists think in the small chance that there is a God, that they will be able to convince God they are good enough to avoid judgement based upon the own efforts. But none of us can get to God on our own merits, wisdom or goodness. Not Mother Teresa, not feeno and not you.
Mother Teresa is with the Lord because she repented of her sins. feeno will be with the Lord because he repented of his sins. Judas is in hell, not because he betrayed Jesus, but because he never believed in Christs message.
A Believers sin isn't better or worse than the Atheists sin. But when God sees my sins, He sees them through the cross. Which means my sins are forgiven. Although everyone has the freedom to make their own decisions in life, they are not free to choose the consequences of those decisions.