Atheism seems to be more about taking belief away from others more than trying to understanding that belief in God comforts some people and it does not affect your life. Instead of being a belligerent and insulting voice, why can’t atheist just live their lives?
I have never claimed that religions cannot comfort people. It would be a peculiar assertion for anyone to make, atheist or otherwise. Though it would seem that as not all religions can be simultaneously true, it would appear that the faith not being true is no impediment to such comforting.
If all religions operated as purely a matter of personal conviction, that would be one thing, but many religions are very much into attempting to manage other people’s lives, from social intimidation of non-believers (not just atheists, by this I mean non-believer in a particular religion, just ask minorities like Jehovah’s Witness or Adventists) through to statutory reinforcement of its privileges and views (how many opposing marriage equality did so based on their firm religious convictions). And abortion remains an area where some religions do specifically seek to restrict the behavior of others, believers or not.
Religions get tax exemptions in our society also, for further example, but atheists do not, and not all religions get equal privilege even then (look at Native Americans prevented from the use of peyote in their sacred ceremonies). As for “belligerent and insulting” rhetoric, readers of my posts here may judge for themselves whether that blob of mud deservedly falls on this doorstep or not.
People living with dementia frequently have 10 years to say farewell to their loved ones; but unfortunately, those years are often muddled with confusion. The person involved does not realize they are losing their memories, basic knowledge of self-care and themselves.