Also, you guys forget that I am an atheist.
I don't think anyone's forgotten that you're an atheist, but you refuse to acknowledge that aspects of prayer have a universal utility (study, introspection, clarity, etc.). Even if prayer (or meditation or what have you) didn't create these methods, and even if it only teaches them in a limited scope, it is generally acknowledged that prayer is the most popular method of teaching and transmitting these methods throughout human cultures. Although you don't "believe" in prayer, you "believe" in the techniques that prayer employs to propogate your own belief in atheism. Is that really so different?