I came across this on Sahaj Marg web site
Source: P. Rajagopalachari, Chapter "The Inner Needs of Man," The Principles of Sahaj Marg, Set 1, Vol. 1, p. 30.
"What we all need is a god, or if you prefer to call it so, a Universal Power or anything like that, but what we need is such an entity as we can approach with love and reverence. This would appear to be a spiritual need, higher than the other needs. Even an atheist would agree that there are times in his life when he has, perhaps unconsciously, cried out to God for succour, only proving that the need for God is universal in its prevalence. When we negate such a need, we do so artificially without knowledge of the frightful consequences of such repudiation. The time has, therefore, come to re-establish in our minds the truth that God is necessary to us."
by Sri Chariji of Sri Ram Chandra Mission.
I am sure everyone of us can relate to this , for a believer there is always someone a higher force or personal God to look up to during turbulent times. But think about an atheist who do they turn to during such a times as personal crisis ?