Atheism has become a major threat to the church. New Atheists tend to be articulate and belligerent. They are aggressively engaging in “atheist evangelism,” determined to stamp out every vestige of belief in God, which they insist is not only “stupid” but “wicked.”
It was the evidence from science and history that prompted me to abandon my atheism and become a Christian.
The use or abuse of Christianity in contradiction to the very message of the gospel reveals not the gospel for what it is, but the heart of man. That is why atheism is so bankrupt as a view of life, for it miserably fails to deal with the human condition as it really is.
To be an atheist requires an infinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
– Joseph Addison