I'm not an atheist, but it is obvious from scientific study that the fundamentalist belief in a young universe and denial of evolution are simply wrong. The Catholics resolved the question of science vs Bible centuries ago, and mainstream Christianity embraces it.
The cult of fundamentalism requires the Bible to be literal and inerrant or their distorted philosophy falls apart, much like Scientology requires a belief in alien domination. The formula is simple, Bill Gray = Jim Jones and his ilk. Beware of the Koolaid.