Your statement clearly show you don't know anything about atheism
On the contrary, I understand very well what it is.
Atheism has no tenets and profess nothing other than a lack of belief in a god or gods
Therefore it does not cause people to worry about having to explain their behavior to God when they die.
all types of people do horrendous things, many committed by so called god fearing people,
Most God-fearing people are restrained from evil because they don't wish to be punished for their misdeeds after they die.
and there are those fanatics who murder in the name of their god, and expect to be rewarded.
what I also get from your statement is that you have very little or no faith in mankind,
completely ignoring the good things mankind has done regardless of being atheist or a believer.
If someone commits an atrocity and then turns around and does wonderful good deeds, does that mean that their atrocity is now OK?
I'm not saying there should be no forgiveness if someone truly repents, but I don't like the idea that good deeds mitigate wrongdoing.
I know, I sound like a bloody Protestant.
Perhaps you should have more faith in mankind than a god you can't prove exist.
No. Mankind doesn't deserve such faith.
As far as having to fear god wen they die why are our prisons filled, over flowing, with people who commit horrendous crimes and profess their belief in god? I bet they out number the atheist by a lot.
A lot of people are in prison for victimless crimes. Or for acts of passion that were not planned out. Or are outright innocent.
Of the people who truly did something terrible, and did so intentionally, I'd bet that most of them do not think there will be any judgement awaiting them after they die. However, I doubt it is possible to establish this scientifically unless someone comes up with a reliable way to read people's minds.