Reading stuff from One Cosmos, I came across this post. Atheism is so banal. As the Pope was trying to say, it's only the theists who've given humanity the idea of rationality and predictability at all. Without this, the atheists are left confronting the abyss. But, being atheists, they simply say that the abyss is something we're not allowed to think about. Richard Dawkins (a pet hate of mine, since most UK journalists seem to think he has divine attributes) does this particularly well.
Somehow the post at One Cosmos also made me think of this one of mine.
Sometimes I think that the most destructive people are those who feel vaguely self-satisfied.
Is this why the classical "guilty protestant" has achieved so much?