In our culture’s rising interest with the new atheist voices, we have seen a solid Christian response, both philosophically and scientifically. Many of the popular level atheists have lost a lot of credibility, even among fellow atheists. David Bentley Hart addresses this with a lament in his book Atheist Delusions:
We used to produce better atheists, atheists who had a better arsenal of arguments to make. But perhaps…it’s sort of the slap-dash way in which they approach the topic that has made them so marketable.
Hart observes that it’s not the arguments or wisdom of these men that sells their books, but the salacious and rabid manner that they pour upon Christianity.