Why do so many atheists think religious people are weak or stupid?

I think most people have legitimate reasons to believe in something and calling religious people weak or stupid just seems pretentious and judgemental to me. They also seem to completely detest their divine origins and see religions as mere fabrications of society, without showing an understanding of faith first. I... show more I think most people have legitimate reasons to believe in something and calling religious people weak or stupid just seems pretentious and judgemental to me. They also seem to completely detest their divine origins and see religions as mere fabrications of society, without showing an understanding of faith first. I know religious people have their own theory why atheists have their beliefs (or lack thereof). I am not mentioning my religious orientation, so do not make judgements as to why I'm asking this.
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