Robert_Sock, Below are two things that I think you will find very helpful.
- Since you are seeking the mercy of God towards atheists, you will really love this link below. It will give you hope for those poor deluded people. This awesome booklet you can buy for $2, or read for free and print it for free at the link below. I recommend everyone read this who has concern for the atheists in their lives. We are called to be a witness to these and to everyone God puts in our path. This booklet clearly and with great economy of words shows us how awesomely merciful and loving God is towards them, and it will inspire you to be the same way towards them.
Speaking to us on this topic are Jesus and Mary, like in all the Booklets and Volumes offered on this page, and for this particular topic of these atheists, we also have St. John of the Cross speaking to us:
Heaven Speaks to Those Who Have Rejected God
That work and the other works on that site are private revelation (except where otherwise noted), and include direction for our times by God Himself (in some of the writings - at least one: Volume Four) and by Jesus, Mary, some Apostles, and some Saints, as given to “Anne, a Lay Apostle” (whose story can be found on the linked website, as well in the front of her books and the Volumes) and are under the authority of their local Bishop, who has assigned a full-time priest to oversee the Apostolate. Even better is that all of these works, including the above linked one concerning atheists, are submitted to the Vatican for review and have received an Imprimatur.
So, with the Imprimatur, even if you do not want to believe in private revelation (and we are not obliged to) you can safely and truthfully see it as wonderful literature that absolutely and perfectly reflects the exact teaching of our Church in every way. There are no theological errors, says the Church.
All of the works of Direction For Our Times are sorely needed because in all times, too, too many people do go to hell for all eternity. And I’m sure you agree that these times are far worse than many - or most, or maybe even all. It is hard to be devout in our times, but God gives us all the graces we need to be, and so much mercy, which the works of that Apostolate explain so well.
[see next post for number 2.]