It is our increasing disconnection from the causal-imaginal worlds (we perhaps glimpsed in our childhoods) that forces us to adopt the Atheist intellectual mindset: it is a last retreat for a benumbed soul.
"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers?"
The demise in human values is all to evident - one only has to look how architecture, for example, has changed in the past few hundred years. Even modern churches appear as functional units rather than inspirational dwellings. It's all about cost vs benefit / profit.
Children are quickly taught how to compete; to become productive, viable economic generators. There is so much to learn now, though we have to focus on the useful (productive) - we have no time for philosophy.
With governments driven by greed, the rich will always get richer at the ever increasing expense of the general population. We continually work harder and pay more with every generation (don't believe official inflation - just look at the relative prices of housing and petrol).
The majority of families used to be able to exist with one parent at work, and save; now both parents will need to work until they're 70 and sell their home for healthcare before becoming another sad statisic.
Something has to snap... who has the courage or strength to do anything?
Or perhaps we will witness an economic armageddon, and be forced to rethink the human values that matter, rather than economic values that generate wealth?
I my opinion the only force to stop the momentum and madness of economic greed is a natural or political / economic disaster.
The atheist-intellectual mindset is a retreat for a disconnected soul. A society of economic material greed and not human soul values is largely responsible for the disconnection.