. . . a comments-box quote from Elinor Dashwood:
A dear friend of ours has a sister who, though now retired, was a professor of literature and a highly respected Dante scholar. Somebody at a party once told her that he didn't bother with her subject, because Dante bored him. She replied with spurious sympathy, "Yes, I suppose so. And only think how you would have bored Dante." I've adapted her answer for use with people who say they just don't need God.