Some atheists cannot seem to make up their mind as to whether Judeo-Christianity is to be besmirched because it reduces humanity to lowly, wretched sinners or because it exalts humanity to made in God's image unique creatures.
Either way, Judeo-Christianity is to be besmirched; on this atheists agree, but why remains a subject for atheism's cognitive dissonance.
Atheism's reductionist, or absolutely materialistic, sect's conceptualizations have produced many fascinating, or fascinatingly myopic and fanciful, arguments.
Reductionism refers to the analysis of something into simpler parts or organized systems_the oversimplifying of something complex, or the misguided belief that everything can be explained in simple terms. As the philosopher Fox Mulder put it, "what are we but impulses, electrical and chemical, through a bag of meat and bones?"