"RELIGION HAS ABSOLUTELY NO LOGICAL
OR RATIONIAL BASIS, UNLIKE ATHEISM."
Many thinkers and philosophers have made asserted the possibility of a divine being through logic and reason.
There are atheists who have converted to theism. If arguments used by atheists
were so conclusive, obvious, and absolute, very few atheists would become theists
(especially among atheist philosophers). Case in point, Anthony Flew, a former
atheist philosopher and activist with many well-published books arguing
against theism, is one such person who renounced his atheism. Another example
is C.S. Lewis, who was a staunch and militant atheist for much of his youth
(insisting that all religions must be called 'mythologies'), but converted to
Christianity in the 1930's and wrote many books defending it from atheism.
For militant atheists to claim their beliefs are "rational" and that theists are delusional/irrational/ignorant/insane/unintelligent, therefore, speaks much of their own irrationality and close-mindedness, in their fanatical devotion to something that is so vague and inconclusive from a truly logical and scientific viewpoint.
"It seems to me that the case for an Aristotelian God who has the characteristics of power and also intelligence, is now much stronger than it ever was before."
- Anthony Flew, explaining his conversion from atheism to deism in an interview
"These are extremely serious matters and there is no legitimate place for small minds, petty souls, and studied ignorance."
- Bernard Ramm, Baptist theologian