Sitting down for an afternoon snack, I decided that the hardest thing to do in life is make a piece of cake and scoop of ice cream come out even at the last bite. But that’s not what’s on my mind. Earlier today I heard a portion of an NPR program featuring a couple of atheists talking about their beliefs. What struck me is that the most important thing in their lives is the God in whom they do not believe. They spend their days thinking about God and planning how to convince others that God does not exist by doing what they do – think about God a lot. I think their problem may have more to do with religion than with God, and more particularly with what they see as dangerous fundamentalists, wussy Mainline Protestants, and superstitious Catholics. Being Episcopalian myself, we can accommodate all three images without too much difficulty. In the end, I’m not too worried about it. At least they are making more people think about God and faith, and besides, as I recall, this is God’s world and what God purposes to do, he does. We do not need to enter into battle with atheists, we need to be more bold in proclaiming the good news of God in Christ.