October 4, 2011 on ABC Big Ideas
Having been persecuted as a dangerous minority for centuries, in recent years the champions of atheism have achieved celebrity status around the world.
Atheists have been quick to point to the evils done in the name of religion and claim their criticism of religion is grounded in science and reason. Their opponents have championed faith as a source of inspiration and as an essential aspect of the human condition.
However, beyond rhetorical skirmishes, in the end, just one fundamental question must be answered: does God exist?