I am not an atheist, but I do not believe in “an omnipotent person looking over you,” for there are very different ways to construct being and its roots. Indeed, I have never seen any of the descriptions of ultimate reality to match my vision in any of the religions, but I can see all of them as local representations of it, each with greater or lesser distortion and none of them complete. I am nonetheless appreciative of the truth of the serious believer when shone in love and humility.
And, I love that we all share seats in a magnificent mystery!
For once, I expressed well what I feel within. I am like the new Pope, if a person is atheist and lives well, with compassion, caring and justice, I have embrace them. If a person is a believer and lives poorly in terms of caring and love, I don't see salvation in their belief.