What do you think of Madalyn Murray O'Hair's son William J. Murray who was raised by a strict atheist mother who abandoned him when he converted to Christianity, and even turned his daughter against him? He didn't have much choice in his environment while growing up.
I grew up in a moderate Christian household and was awarded for science upon graduating high school, and received many other recognitions. The top graduates of my high school graduating class were very religious and involved in churches. Meanwhile I have encountered atheists who haven't traveled much and cannot have rounded conversations. It's all circumstantial.