The new atheists have gained a good deal of publicity around the world. Rather than lose heart, Christians can welcome this as a wake-up call to be better prepared to engage in debate and conversation with them. The information, articles and resources created by the Melbourne Diocese Christianity and Atheism Committee provide suggested responses to some of the issues atheists raise as objections to religion and faith in God.
Our conversation with atheists should always be conducted with courtesy, recognizing that we are all men and women in the image of God. We need to listen with grace, humility and love and to respond to with the best arguments we can muster. However, we must be mindful that our faith is in Jesus Christ, not in a set of propositions!