I hope I haven’t offended @Aupmanyav
in some way by my clumsy wording?
Regardless of their scripture or religion, there are many people who believe they have a personal experience of the Divine/Spirit. To them it is a direct knowledge.
Atheists may deny the experience is real – that it is some sort of mental trick – but God is real to people who have experienced the Divine touch.
So they know that people are wrong who insist that God does not exist. They know their belief in God/Spirit does not make them silly or backward.
To have a set-in-stone belief that God does not exist is a person’s right. But it does not make that person right? It is just as much a belief as is the belief that God does exist.
Scientists are obviously quite correct not to allow their studies and findings to be limited by religious scriptures and beliefs. The problem is that it has swung too far the opposite way, and many scientists are now militantly atheistic. Science can insist that scripture is often wrong, in regard to science, but science cannot insist that God is a myth.
I am very interested in science. I personally have no problem acknowledging the Divine existence -- the Spirit that weaves nature -- while at the same time recognising and rejoicing the wonderful work of science into unravelling the mechanism of life and the universe.
My take …