Because atheists fight for whats right, we purposefully dont follow religions because they are in control of your behavior.. Whether its right or wrong, they own you. We just do whats right despite what anyone else says lol.
In Saudia Arabia and other Islamic nations, Edgar Allan Poe would have been sentenced to 1,000 lashes or killed for this statement. Not all that different from what Ted Cruz would do, if he had the power. Religion stifles our greatest minds.