There's a class of scientist (and non-scientist) that pursues the atheism argument religiously. It seems that their ears are closed to reasoned argument. They are typically, in all other spheres of thinking, high-intellect, scientifically-minded individuals, and sure, they have reasoned arguments for their side of the argument, but on this particular subject, when it comes to considering counterargument, they seem to set out with unquestionable faith that a theist's position cannot possibly be a result of superior argument, intellect or understanding. Presented with strong arguments, they may become emotional or hostile, rather than allowing evidence or strength of argument to decide the matter.
I think of these people as "religiously atheist" which for me exposes the paradox of their state. Is this a fair or accurate description? By that, I am asking if, in your experience this is a fair stereotype of a significant number of people?