Here is a wonderful and insightful summing up of the recent global atheist convention. A quote:
In Atheist Delusions, David Bentley Hart has described the Christian revolution in terms of the stripping bare of the pagan life-world with its pantheon of gods, demigods and spirits who guaranteed the proper order of things and provided life with meaning. “In such a world,” Hart writes, “the gospel was an outrage, and it was perfectly reasonable for its cultured despisers to describe its apostles as ‘atheists’. Christians were … enemies of society, impious, subversive, and irrational; and it was no more than civic prudence to detest them for refusing to honor the gods of their ancestors, for scorning the common good, and for advancing the grotesque and shameful claim that all gods and spirits had been made subject to a crucified criminal from Galilee … This was far worse than mere irreverence; it was pure and misanthropic perversity; it was anarchy.”Compared to these Christian ‘atheists’, the shrill denunciations and grandiose claims of the self-styled “new atheists” are just so much noise.