There’s a lot of backlash these days against religious people coming from atheists. But membership to a religion doesn’t warrant a relationship with God.
If you don’t have a personal relationship with God, chances are you don’t really believe in him. At most you might have become attached to a certain concept of God – the concept that your religion sells and that conveniently supports their business.
Atheists reject this God of religion. Indeed this is a mediocre God that could only have been made up by men to control their fellow men.
Atheists are absolutely right! There is no such God!
If you are religious and attached to a concept of God that does not correspond to the true God, the God personified in Jesus, then you are as much an atheist as those who don’t believe there is a God.