In God's word it says in Heb 10 vs 16: This is the covenant that I will make with them. After those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their heart, And on their mind I will inscribe them [producing an inward change].
You can remove signs and symbols of God from wherever you can. You can remove Him from our schools, colleges, universities, governments, homes, shopping malls and highways.... But you will never be able to remove Him from the heart of the true believer.
You have seen how even the threat of death, followed through even to the death of the one threatened, has not, and never will remove God and His commandments from the heart of the true Christian.
It is the true Christian who will, however, pray for you, cry with you when one of your own is hurt, lift YOUR heart up before the Lord and call on Him for His grace and mercy toward you.
Once the truth of God is in you, its in you and removing visible signs of God and His Word cannot change that.
You may not believe in God, or anything else for that matter. My belief in God does you no harm. It can only offend you if you yourself are not sure of your own beliefs.
My challenge to you is simple: Before you attack (verbally, mentally or physically) another Christian or His/her belief in God, or his/her monument to honour God, read the bible through, from beginning to end... Its a book, it wont take you long! I believe His word is alive and you will not be unchanged! Prove me wrong.... I dare you!
God bless (I mean that sincerely)
Footnote: I base the above on the dictionary definition of an Atheist: a person who disbelieves or lacks belief in the existence of God or gods