You call yourself an atheist but you don't seem to have anything to say about whether Mary conceived Jesus as a virgin. What about Jesus' resurrection? It seems to make sense in social contexts because many people pray to him, worship him, kill for him and are convinced that they will have eternal life too. Jesus' resurrection makes sense just like free will. According to you free will exists because it makes sense in social contexts. So I suppose that Jesus rose from the dead too, by your reasoning.
I don't have any interest at all in whether scriptural accounts are considered "factual", "allegorical" or anything else. My point is that others operate as though they are, so my social interactions with them take this into account. I therefore find myself at religious ceremonies such as funerals as a both a bemused observer and a friend or relative whose presence gives some comfort to others. These different facets of "self" are context dependent, as is an intellectual facet which protests occasionally against the perniciousness of organized religion at the macro level, despite it being psychologically useful to some at the micro level.
How about if it was also important for one of them to deprive the other of his desire etc?
...actually not the authorship but the theory itself because of the author's religion. Follow this link for Nazi attitudes to "non-German science".
What are the consequences of free will?