The following is a satirical article on how I would see the world if I were an atheist/Humanist. I am convinced that atheism requires one to hold conflicting views of reality by suppressing the contradiction - atheism holds onto the Christian belief that human's are valuable, but then embraces views and beliefs that show this to be impossible. Since they have dropped Christianity they should not whimsically pick what parts they like; they must drop it all. Human rights are an illusion if there is no God.
Christians hold to the idea that humanity, while being material and a part of the universe, is distinct from all other matter and holds intrinsic value. The notion goes that the Judeo-Christian God, Yahweh, created them in His image and, therefore, they are more valuable than other, dense collections of matter like rocks or trees. This idea stands in contrast to what real scientists know; life was, in fact, not planned and humanity is the blind result of unbiased forces that could not have resulted in anything different. Humanity is not special because we occupy an insignificant planet in a remote and insignificant solar system. There is no loving, all powerful being that looks out for our good and sympathizes with our suffering - God is dead.