There are a number of atheists and non-believers that many Christians should read. A good dose of Nietzsche, Russell, Dawkins and even O’Hair will keep your mind sharp and give some understanding into the thinking of those who reject God. The differences are not merely worldviewish, but strike at the personal and emotional level. The value of honest debate cannot be underestimated in today’s cultural confusion. Christians are usually in attack mode out of fear, lack of knowledge or bad leadership models.
Some non-believers are exceptionally thoughtful and demonstrate a good understanding of their own atheism and Christianity. One such writer is Ed Brayton. His most recent post, “Atheists, Please Stop Saying These Things” is worth a read. Check it out here. Tell me what you think!