I was careless in my statement concerning evangelicals. I retract my statement. I should have said SOME evangelicals have said to me, "I used to be an atheist like you until I opened my heart to God and Jesus." This not so subtley means, "I am a wonderful Christian while you are a piece of garbage." This less than subtle means of insulting atheists is not as uncommon a ploy as you indicate.
"From the age of twelve until I was fifty -- I ran from God, I was not a believer, I was not a Christian." Guess who?
Your protest was just a bit hypocritical. Evangelicals tend to make generalizations about ALL atheists that are less than flattering.