I'm following Katie's lead and posting my list of answers to Hemant's atheist questions:
* Why do you not believe in God?
No evidence, and we would expect to see some evidence if there were a God.
* Where do your morals come from?
This can be answered on several levels: From having compassion. From realizing I have no more metaphysical importance than anyone else. From nowhere, because it's impossible to derive a statement about what we ought to do from only statements about the world.
* What is the meaning of life?
42. Or, "the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally." No, seriously, what does this question even mean?
* Is atheism a religion?
Depends on how you define religion?
* If you don’t pray, what do you do during troubling times?
Say to myself, "I should do something about this." And sometimes I do do something about it.
* Should atheists be trying to convince others to stop believing in God?
If they feel like it. But mainly, there are other doctrines in orthodox Christianity and Islam that are much more dangerous and deserving of our attention.
* Weren’t some of the worst atrocities in the 20th century committed by atheists?
Some. Not all. Stalin rejected Darwinian evolution--thought it was too capitalistic. What's your point?
* How could billions of people be wrong when it comes to belief in God?
Because they make the mistake of thinking that if everybody around them believes something, it's likely to be correct.
* Why does the universe exist?
It's not clear that that question is even answerable in principle.
* How did life originate?
Slowly building up from simpler to more complex forms. See here: http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/abioprob/abioprob.html#Globule
* Is all religion harmful?
No. But, contrary to what some people want to believe, just because something is harmful doesn't mean it doesn't count as a real religion.
* What’s so bad about religious moderates?
Because the majority of them believe absurd things about religion that serve to give cover to the dangerously orthodox. Examples: "all religion is good," and "it's wrong to criticize someone's religious beliefs."
* Is there anything redeeming about religion?
No. Why do you think there would be?
* What if you’re wrong about God (and He does exist)?
Liberal/deistic God: pleasantly surprised. Orthodox God: hoping I'd have the guts to tell him off.
* Shouldn’t all religious beliefs be respected?
Should all political ideologies be respected? Should all claims about science be respected?
* Are atheists smarter than theists?
In absolute terms, no. Statistical averages, I have no idea.
* How do you deal with the historical Jesus if you don’t believe in his divinity?
Probably, he deceived himself into believing he had miraculous powers and that he had been given the job of heralding in the end of the world (just read Mark 13).
* Would the world be better off without any religion?
Yes. Some religious beliefs are extraordinarily harmful and none have any benefits.
* What happens when we die?
Stop assuming so much about personal identity.