I think you're trying to create an "either-or" dichotomy where one doesn't need to exist, Desiree.
I'm agnostic and pro-science generally. When people in R&S try to discredit the theory of evolution on supposedly "religious" grounds, they make me sick.
But there have been some great Christian scientists in history, as well as some bone-headed conservatives who have fought against science in the name of Christianity.
Meanwhile, Christians and people acting in the name of Christianity have done some great deeds that have advanced the cause of civilization, IMO.
Christian participation in, and leadership of, the British and American abolitionist movements in the 1700s and 1800s provides a prime example of this. The role of many evangelical Christians in the abolitionist struggle tells me that not all Christians have been bad; some have been very good indeed.
The pursuit of science, meanwhile, has brought some monstrous things into existence as well as some good things -- atomic weapons being an example.
In response to your question, I think sensible people need to look on both religion & science with a critical yet sympathetic eye. We can probably discern both good and bad characteristics & both good and bad forces on both sides of the divide that you're trying to make.
Choosing one side against the other, I think, is unnnecessary.
I think it's probably also destructive of human understanding.
Why are you attacking Christians as a group, and undoubtedly making some of them defensive and combative in the process, when you might be trying to appeal to their higher nature?
I think the same goes for Muslims, Jews, Hindus, etc.
It might be better to encourage members of each group to live up to their highest virtues, rather than picking fights with them over their lowest faults.
I think this is probably true for many atheists (like yourself) as well.