Since you took exception to what the author wrote, and since the author told about Mills and Russell not being able to find meaning in an atheistic life, my comment very much DOES apply to your remark. So I am addressing your post.
Again, let me know when an atheist organization proclaims you to be smarter than Mills or Russell. Tell us, how can you have ultimate meaning and purpose in life without a transcendent god. That is what the author was addressing and that is why he was quoting Mills and Russell. And you were disagreeing from the author.