if these religious types hate ateists so much and belive we,re all going to hell any way, why do they pay so much attention and get so worked up? as i was raised catholic, though i found it hard to belive even as a child, ive only been inside a church once since i left home(to escort a former girlfriend). not because i was scared, in fact, i lived across the street from a cathedral for two years.
Assuming you aren’t inviting an argument in some way, there are two reasons I can think of for Christians to get “worked up” about you being an atheist. Either they are sincerely concerned for your immortal soul, or they feel that your atheism is somehow an attack on or insult to their theism.
I’m not sure I understand your comment about fear of churches. An atheist has no reason to be afraid of a building.