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Atheism and Christian Fundamentalism Miss the Mark on Faith
When it comes to the role of religion in the public square, there's a big argument over what's too much and what's not enough. The so-called “New Atheist” thinkers like Christopher Hitchens believe religion is more than just a policy hindrance, it’s a danger to civilization itself. Others, like Evangelical Christian leader Rick Warren, say we need more faith in the public square and thinks atheism and secularism are the world’s big dangers.
Frank Schaeffer believes both sides of the argument miss the mark. Schaeffer is author of Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back. He’s also a novelist and contributor to The Huffington Post. Frank's new book is called, Patience with God: Faith for People Who Don't Like Religion (or Atheism).