My atheism belief was fought for tooth and nail. I battled parents, relatives, friends, enemies , friend-enemies and my own self to get and maintain the simple belief that the exists no god or supernatural being that can or ever has helped shape me or humanity. Like the christians have the ficticious devils in their heads dissuading them of their religion, there are always things that attract me to religious communities.
The main thing for me has always been the communal experience. the friendship and kinship that goes along with church membership. Maybe it is like Marx said?