I kind of ran into this with my aunt. She's a conservative Christian that's very set in her ways. She loves me very much, even though we disagree on a lot of things.
I remember how she told me that they found evidence that Jesus resurrected from the dead... and to me it just seemed kind of silly. Like, I don't need evidence because I already believe it. It's based on my faith... I don't need evidence to believe in it. lol.
But, I am super logical on the other hand. I had a lot of issues with religion over the years. I still do. I believe in Jesus and that we was divine, but I still have issues with the idea that he had to die to save us from our sins... or that he had to save us from our sins to begin with. I always came to the logical conclusion that if we asked for forgiveness, God would forgive us regardless. Of course, that kind of disagrees with most Christianity on some points. People have attacked me over it before. In the end, I reconcile my doubts with the idea that Jesus is our way shower. I think that he literally did come to show us how to get to heaven, by teaching us to dwell in love and dwell in God. Eh... it might not be the right believe. But, I've told Jesus countless times how I have trouble with some things like this.. and I still feel his love today, so I know he loves and accepts me, even if some my views may be wrong (I think everyone probably has views that are wrong on some points... I don't think anyone living knows the complete truth of the vastness that is God.)
Sorry, this got so off topic. On the idea of atheism. I could never believe it. It just seems like such a dreary way to live your life! What point is there if you think this is all there is? How can someone exist day to day if they think there is nothing else... no higher self or higher power, whatever someone decides to call God.
edit for a typo.... lol