The religious extremists, are 5 years old, they know things, but without a parent aka god, the world makes no sense to them, and like 5 years old they constantly fight over whose dad aka god, is stronger. They lack the intelligence to properly verbalise themselves, and often start to fight when they can’t get their point across.
The normal religious people are about the age of 16, they start to see that maybe not all that their parents aka religions tell them, is true. But they still respect, and feel a need to have a parent, the world is a pretty scary place and having a parent aka god, to come too, and to rely on is always a good thing, it makes them feel safe and secure.
Atheists are about the age of 20, they are moving away from the parents aka religions, they don’t know to much about the world, and even doe it can be scary, they see that they are grown ups, and that they need to face the world alone, and find their own way. they see that their parents aka religions, are not the all knowing great beings. They see the humans behind their parents aka religions, and their flaws.