I think the crusade for atheist is in fact a march to death... if nothing else, ignore religion and focus on truth. Making religion "what's on the menu" is a sidestep.
Well said, that's what smart atheists do.
On the other hand, dumb atheists place themselves at the same level of dumb believers, this is, denying the anthropological value of scriptures. As example, the Old Testament is a quite complex text, at least, it is providential History and it is full of the feelings, values and cosmic visions of the Jewish. Liberal atheists can't understand this, they want biblical History to be scientifically factual (like dumb believers), and being liberal, they see God as a evil-dictator which is a product of evil minds to keep the populace under control, thus, dethroning God means "freedom", because God is bad and kills sinners and makes people cry. And very often, the compassion that comes from this text is overlooked by liberal's resentment, while they focus in the "hate" of God.