"Atheists really mean they don't want God, rather than they believe there is no God." -Adrian Rogers
I believe the above quote to be true. Let me give you a verse to explain why. John 3:19 says, "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil." The "light," of course, is the Lord Jesus Christ. The lost, even the religious, hated Him because He exposed them for what they really were--sinners. The atheist is no different; he denies God because he loves his sin, and doesn't want God to take that away.
You see, you can't be a Christian and not love righteousness and hate sin. However, the atheist loves sin and hates righteousness. So when Jesus says, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me (Luke 9:23)," the atheist refuses. But Ray Comfort couldn't have explained the atheists refusal any better when he said, "When you reject God’s mercy in Jesus Christ, you aren’t rejecting a religion. You are rejecting the most precious thing in the universe--life itself."
There is only one way to Heaven--Jesus. All other ways lead straight to Hell. All you have to do to be saved is to repent completely of your sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of your life. He will forgive you for every sin you've ever committed and grant you everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey what you read. God will never let you down!