First, Kenny sent a link to an article in the San Francisco Chronicle challenging Atheists with the notion that if anything, the notion of evolution seems to favor those with religious beliefs. That opinion piece looks at the two world views and asks
Should evolutionists like Dennett, Dawkins, Harris and Wilson be surprised, then, to see that religious tribes are flourishing around the world? Across the globe, religious faith is thriving and religious people are having more children. By contrast, atheist conventions only draw a handful of embittered souls, and the atheist lifestyle seems to produce listless tribes that cannot even reproduce themselves.The full text of the article is online here: God Knows Why Faith Is Thriving.
Also, my wife, Victoria, wrote an interesting article for The Brunswick News on this issue. The article, the .PDF of which page is online at her website, sees Dawkins' book as the latest version in the line of thought that goes back to Sigmund Freud's 1927 work The Future of an Illusion an further. The full text of her article is here: Facing the Dark Side.
I am reminded of the T-shirt design which on side one says,
It is a debate bound to outlive the current generation of people arguing both sides of the theological issue. The problem, as noted in the earlier post, is a bit sad in that logically speaking no atheist will ever discover they were right, while no Christian will ever discover they were wrong. Right?
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church
—to not believe in Him is absurd”