This is not a thread where the merits of theism/atheism ought to be discussed. That is a banned subect.
I’m suggesting that those who describe themselves as atheists are either disingenious or need to give their heads a shake and start describing themselves with some positive category. In English we use ‘atheist’ to describe someone who does not accept the existence of what might be loosely called the God of Abraham. Strictly speaking it could also be taken to mean someone who also rejects polytheism or pantheism although in common usage it is not taken that way.
If someone says they are an atheist they could be a confucian, a philosophic materialist, a nihilist, perhaps a Buddhist or Hindu, an idealist, and so on. They could accept the existence of an immortal soul or not and have various positions on a whole range of moral and philosophic issues.
So with people I know who describe themselves this way I insist that they describe what they actually believe before starting a conversation where I defend my Faith. I find this is a good strategy. And an honest one. So the point is: You reject the great intellectual and spritual traditions of my Faith but can’t give me a coherent explanation of what you believe. Hmm…