No. We don't believe in a god, nor do we believe in sin (which is usually defined as not adhering to the god's wishes). We aren't rebelling against God anymore than we are rebelling against Santa Claus.
Do you not believe in Zeus because you're actually rebelling against him? How about Odin, Thor or Krishna? Like most people, you don't believe in these gods because you aren't convinced they are real, not because there's some rules of theirs you don't like, and somehow trying to pretend they don't exist frees you from them. It would be silly to think I could exempt myself from U.S. law by pretending that the U.S. does not exist.
We don't believe in a god because we haven't received sufficient, good-quality evidence that one exists. When a god is proven.
A significant overlap does exist between what a religious person would consider a "sin", and what an atheist would consider "bad". For instance, most atheists would be opposed to gluttony, not because some invisible magical man said so, but because it is wasteful utilization of resources that could benefit those who actually need it. Our reasons for opposing gluttony are reality-based.
That can be said for stealing, murder (or violence in general), and other social mis-behaviors.
The argument presupposes that belief is subject to the will. I can't simply stop believing that my car exists. One is either convinced of a claim, or not.
It is also an attempt to resolve the cognitive dissonance some theists experience when dealing with atheists. These individuals feel that the existence of a god is so obvious that there's no way one couldn't believe in one, so the resolution is that atheists really do, deep down inside, believe in a god, however, they are just in a phase where they are engaged in a youthful rebellion.
It is condescending and false. All we can do is assure everyone that we really do, in fact, not believe. After that, the conversation is merely empty accusations, or with people who are apparently telepathic.
It would be like Muslims accusing Christians of just rebelling against Allah because they want to violate Allah's rules. At the same time, the Christians accuse Muslims of rebelling against (Christian)God because they want to voilate (Christian)God's rules.
Both cannot be right, however, both can be wrong. Ultimately, the only way to make progress in this conversation is through logic, reason and evidence for any claims made.
- Isn't "believing that God doesn't exist" the same thing as "not believing in God"?
- Do you only believe in what you can see, touch, feel, etc?
- Why do you ignore all the evidence around you for a god?
- Where does morality come from, if not God?
- Why do atheists support gays so much?
- Do atheists believe in nothing?
- If it wasn't God, who created the universe?
- Are you afraid of going to hell?
- Why are you so closed minded?
- What is the point of living without an afterlife or god?
- What if you are wrong?
- Can you prove that God doesn't exist?
- Will you admit that there is a possibility of a god?
- Do atheists have faith?
- Where does the meaning, and purpose of life come from?
- If there is no god, how do you explain _______?
- Why do atheists have faith in science?
- Are atheists empty, unhappy people?
- What bad experience made you hate god?
- Where to do you go when you die?
- Do you believe all this came about by random chance or by accident?
- What would it take to prove to you that a god exists?
- Why don't you just sit down and shut up, and let others have their beliefs?
- Why are atheists so angry?
- Aren't you just rebelling against God because you want to sin?
- Isn't it arrogant to say that science has all the answers?
- Wouldn't it be safer to just believe than risk going to hell?
- What is faith?
- Have you tried to believe in God?
- Why did you choose to be an atheist?
- Doesn't you being so against God prove he exists?
- Is atheism a religion?
- Where do you think rights come from, if not God?
- Do atheists want to take religious freedom from Christians?
- What is in it for me to be an atheist?
- Don't atheists believe there is no god?
- How do you know you are right?
- Do you believe in a soul or spirit?
- If you don't worship God, do you worship yourselves?
- What is an agnostic?
- Don't you have to be skeptical about skepticism?
- What is the difference between an agnostic and an atheist?
- What do you base your beliefs from?
- Don't you know that you're just supposed to have faith?
- What is an atheist?
- Why do you ignore god?