Prominent atheist Professor Richard Dawkins was handily defeated by Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams in a debate before an audience of students at the University of Cambridge. The vote was 324 to 136.
Andrew Copson laid out the atheist position by stating that organized religion, any expression practiced as a group or corporate entity, has no place in the 21st century. All religion should be relegated to private adherence. He proposes that religion does more harm than good,has no place in society and we humans would be better off without it. He further states that secularist are a better force for good in this world than religionists.
Before we allow ourselves to simply be dismissive to such talk, remember that atheism is on the rise in the U.S. and religion is in decline. I kindly suggest giving a listen so that we will be better equipped to give an informed apologetic when confronted with this mounting opposition.
A quick side note for consideration…Many christians today live and advocate a reverse position to Dawkins. They falsely think and act as if “biblical truth” [ie religion] is to relegated to the public domain of corporate gatherings, and that without application to their personal lives,thoughts,and behavior outside the walls of the entity of the assembled group.
Both fallacies are undermining the force of Kingdom life today. Dawkins position is “Anti-Christ”, while the erroneous Christian position is “anti-nomian”.