Ben Myers (of the Faith and Theology blog) has written a very good article on atheism’s role in Christian thinking. It is for Questions of Faith, a blog that Radio National has established to follow the Global Atheist Convention which is starting in Melbourne soon.
In it, it seems to me that he is he speaking about the humility required to discuss ultimate issues — whether one is speaking from a position of faith or unfaith. Often, the picture of God that both sides bring to the discussion is a projection of human fantasies. We need to be delivered from our attachments to this false god, so that we can catch glimpses of the true.
While you’re there, why not subscribe to the RSS feed? It’s a discussion that the followers of Jesus need to be aware of.