An extract from an article published on the SMH on the atheism.
A new breed of missionaries is trying to convert the world. Evangelists of unbelief say religion is a relic left over from the past that stands in the way of human progress. Such is the creed of anti-religious missionaries such as Richard Dawkins. (Retrospectively) Both religious faith and secular humanism are tissues of myth, serving a need for meaning rather than an interest in truth. (But) The chief difference is in the quality of the myths.
While the myths of religion express enduring human realities, the myths of secular humanism serve only to conceal them. It may be a dim sense of the unreality of their beliefs makes militant atheists so vehement and dogmatic.While theologians have interrogated their beliefs for millennium, secular humanists have yet to question their simple creed. Evangelical atheism is the mirror image of the faith it attacks – without that faith’s redeeming doubts.
Read the complete article – The empty myths peddled by evangelists of unbelief (SMH) by John Gray.