Atheists are in an enviable position. While the rest of us must live by and adhere to the laws of science, atheists can ignore these same laws at will. They're even celebrated by other atheists for ignoring scientific laws. Take for example The Law of First Cause.
"The universe is just there and that's all."
Bertrand Russel and Frederick Copleston, "The Existence of God," in John Hick, ed., "The Existence of God,"(New York: Macmillan, 1964), 175