Rabbi Yehudah ben Shomeyr
We as human beings innately have within us the overwhelming need and desire to look up to, believe in, follow and even worship someone. When you take God out of the equation you spawn an allegiance to demented and broken people like Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Hussein, and Kim Jong Un. This is why I believe in and follow no mere mortal man. I believe in, but do not trust myself and I believe in, worship and follow God out of reverence and love.
We are made in the image of God and we are given dominion over the created order. However, our fallen nature causes us to desire to be as God and to even dominate and control our fellow man. This spawns dictatorship. This is the product of Atheism.
Atheism claims freedom but fact is, it is a fate worse than death; for before it kills the body it first kills the spirit and makes one hollow. A living dead person that has no choice but to turn to the weak illusion of existentialism in order to form at least some sort of meaning of life, shaky though it may be.
Atheism claims religion and religious people have killed in the name of God. This may be true, but this does not mean such murder is condoned by God. Manmade religious organization has killed people, not God or true godly people. Atheism through dictatorial and communistic regimes have killed innocent people who believe in and serve God all in the name of a man made governmental and or philosophical movement and has been condoned by such men. For if one is not answerable to a Divine Higher Power who establishes moral absolutes, one is only answerable to oneself (playing God) and are souly responsible and only have oneself to blame and thus eventually be condemned by the Higher Power one does not believe in.
Belief in a Messiah that is not Divine is just as fatally flawed and diluted as an atheist believing in and following a man leading a philosophical or governmental regime. You WILL eventually be disappointed and disillusioned.