This is kind of fun. Former atheist, now Catholic, scifi/fantasy writer John C. Wright offers his list of recommended atheist writers. It’s a bleak list for the most part, but if you are going to immerse yourself in the literature of negation, it’s better to read good writers, I suppose, than bag ladies screaming at the traffic like Dawkins.
I had the faith to be an atheist. It requires too huge an act of faith for me to look at the universe (and Jesus) and conclude “everything is soluble to me and my three pound piece of meat behind my eyes and it simple dogma that it’s all time, space, matter and energy”. But some people somehow manage, by sheer dint of will, to shut out the Mystery and embrace this supremely boring philosophy.