Kindred sounds like he promotes the kind of nihilism we always say atheism does not necessarily lead to. Kindred and I see the world so differently. I also had a very abusive childhood and have had some pretty serious difficulties in my life. But I have never been inspired to "spread the suffering around" or to see life as a war with no rules.
As an adult, I have been an inner city social worker and did overseas development in poor countries. It was hard and dangerous work. I did not get paid well for helping other people, and some of them were "undeserving". (Some of them were goddamn saints who put me to shame--they should live like kings and queens instead of in poverty and squalor.)
I am now a professor at a college that serves working class students. I still believe in making the world a better place. My heroes are Nelson Mandela, Mohandas Gandhi and Jimmy Carter. (And Robert Downey Jr.)
But I am not particularly "good"-- I am antisocial, do not suffer fools, am estranged from most of my family, I like really bad jokes, want legal prostitution and drugs, and as a hardcore sinful atheist I am going straight to hell.
But before I go to hell, I am going to do what I can to leave my corner of the world a bit better than I found it. And I am a fairly happy person.
But everyone has to find their own way.