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originally posted by: AnuTyr
People take it as an offensive attack on their beliefs of truth. They get angry so they don't want to believe anything else. This goes for people who claim to not have any beliefs at all as well. Atheists get mad when people bring up beliefs that they feel strongly can't exist.
That's pretty much all it is. Poster above said emotions, that's only part of it really it has a lot to do with pride and self identification.