As a matter of fact, there are no atheists at all, but only ignorant people. They do not know that God is their innermost core. They deny God because they do not know that their very breath is God. It is like fish denying the existence of water. You have to pity them for their colossal ignorance, not get angry with them for saying things you do not like. God dwells in you as ananda (divine bliss); that is why you seek ananda automatically, always and in every object around you. To become as full of ananda as Radha (the consort of Lord Krishna) or as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa or as Vivekananda, you have to sacrifice your ego and saturate yourself with the consciousness that the Lord is your very being. - Divine Discourse, Aug 13, 1964.