I have to say I agree with you entirely.
The real difference between theists and atheists is the reaction to scientific progress. Theism cannot bear to be wrong. It offends 'God'. Science really does not care. Oh, individual scientists may get a bit of a huff and have a bit of a TT but as a whole we shrug and move on.
Stephen Hawking got really upset about information loss at a black hole (apparently it is not lost and he was wrong. It took him 10 years to finally admit it and with some bad grace so I understand!! Cold fusion - need I say more). But the global community simply smiled politely and moved on.
Religion, by its very nature (particularly omniscient Gods) are ossified. They cannot move on. To admit they are wrong is to admit that their God was wrong which is tantamount to saying the religion is bunkum.