I don't think you're paying close enough attention to what Apok was talking about. Here's what he originally said:
Originally Posted by libre
tldr; In short, I've found that most atheists (here and online elsewhere) are simply lacking an understanding of the principles of reasoning, critical thinking, philosophy and religion. It's unfortunate because they are often the most vocal...but I see this as a result being more emotional than rational. I think most pop-atheists have felt slighted or wronged by religion or its adherents at one time or another and that is why they attempt to lash out when they can on debate boards. This is of course a subjective observation, more speculative than anything else really, I admit. But it is rare that I run across an atheist who properly understands logic or critical thinking...so when I see atheists making these kind of statements, attacking theists (even if indirectly) for "not thinking" or merely "assuming"...all I can do is chuckle...then take them to task using actual critical thinking, that, which most atheists (not all of course), are completely unfamiliar with. [Emphasis added.]
Now, here he isn't criticizing atheists who critically evaluate evidence and come to a reasonable conclusion. He's criticizing atheists who don't properly understand logic or critical thinking. Pointing out that some atheists are reasonable people, or that they reached their atheism by evaluating the evidence and drawing the most reasonable conclusion...is irrelevant to Apok's point. Apok is saying that a bunch of atheists don't bother to properly apply reason and logic.
He is also not saying that the decision to be an atheist is a "less logical decision" than his decision to be a theist. Now, Apok might think that--and he might actually argue for it--but it sure ain't here.