There was a study that surveyed atheists and it found that atheists fear God so much that even hearing the word “God” distresses them, squeeze their eyes shut when they remove bills from their pocket out of fear that they might see the phrase “In God we Trust,” go out of their way when driving to avoid passing churches, synagogues, mosques and temples, and recoil at the sight of a cross, crucifix, menorah, Star of David, or the presence of Hare Krishna proselytizers. Why do you live in such fear? Afraid you won’t be able to sin in freedom?
I’m not familiar with any such study and would appreciate an unambiguous reference to it. In any case, it appears to be describing vampires, not atheists.