To Rule Out God, First Get to Know Him
Many recent findings are challenging standard critiques of religious belief. As we learn more about religion’s biological roots, it is becoming clear that secularists are often tilting at windmills and need to rethink.
In a recent opinion poll, Americans identified atheists as the group they would most disapprove of their children marrying and the one least likely to share their own vision of American society. Self-declared atheists are now the only sizeable minority group considered unelectable as president. Such antipathy poses a dilemma for opponents of religion, and may explain why “militant atheism” has failed to make headway.