You are a human animal
You are a very special breed
For you are the only animal
Who can think, who can reason, who can read."
Of course it's true in part. You and I are a "very special breed." After all, we possess the astonishing ability to think, to reason, to read and to comprehend what we read---and this is true whether we believe in God and our creation in the image and likeness of God or hold the universe to consist entirely of brute physical particles and nothing more. We both reason. We both assume the essential reliability of human reasoning to bring us to true knowledge of ourselves and the world around us. And we both desire to be rational in our thinking about the existence of God and the nature of our world.
Hear that again, because this will surprise most atheists, who like to present themselves as the very champions of rationality and to portray us religious folk as preferring to simply "believe" what others tell us and so cling to our medieval delusions. We both desire to be rational.
The only difference between us is that while we who believe in God hold a worldview that can account for our ability to seek and find truth through the use of reason, the atheist does not.