Atheists and Protestants are more similar than they know. Both have what I see as a "determined ignorance", of the truth to their lie surrounding them but with a stubborn refusal to objectively look.
The atheist walks around this beautifully complex world, but abandoning logic contends "it just happened". They live in the creation but ignore the Creator.
The Protestant dances around the beautifully complex passages of the scripture, but abandoning logic ignores the very obvious Catholic nature of it. They lift up the Bible as authority, but ignore the authority of the men who compiled it. Loving the book and ignoring the authors God appointed and the catalogers He chose.
To be Atheist or Protestant takes a very great faith, but sadly, a faith not based on truth but of hiding from it.