It seems that many Christians dislike Atheists, especially according to the study referenced here:
Jesus seems to have spent a significant amount of time and energy connecting people in troubled situations (who were likely not too thrilled with the idea of God) with understandings to help them steer from their troubles.
Jesus loved those who did not share his understandings. He found ways to connect with them.
From how I understand the Bible, Jesus certainly wouldn’t have ranked those with different beliefs so low. He possibly would have been even more critical of those with a connection to faith, as those are the people Jesus spoke out against the most strongly – those who used their faith greedily.
Again, more reason for a simplified understanding of the faith, as far too many Christians are being led astray of the core concepts of their faith and getting caught up with being prideful of their faith.
If the Christian God gives grace, is merciful, forgiving, and loving – shouldn’t His followers be focused on following that lead?