The reason I didn't answer when Hamby asked point blank is because I don't want to be associated with the irrational arguments that most atheists use in regards to religion. I was pretty much thinking "These are the arguments I have to make?"
Not to mention those who don't hold to those arguments, are immediatly under suspicion.
Which goes in line with comment I left on his [Thomas'] blog
I agree and this is a good point.
Many people seem to equate “being an atheist” with “being ego-tistical and having to belittle others”
I feel it has gotten to a point where former Theists won’t even come out and declare their atheism, especially when they hold the view that you expressed here.
I've always liked Thomas [Rook], and I feel his approach here was much more rational and constructive than other atheist blogs I've seen.