Most of those quoted here weren't atheists at all! Look them up. Especially Galileo, his quote is acknowledging God, many of the others disliked religion, that fact doesn't make you an atheist!!! There are plenty of atheists you could quote - DO RESEARCH!!!
It took me to age 62, that religion was a form of protection from a future of hate and ridicule, for eternity - yet I've experienced the same every year of my life! This to me, means life is a constant struggle with suppression, hate and ridicule - from the religious humans walking this earth. THIS is HELL - death is when one truly "rests in peace" from religious atrocities.