I want you to try something; I want you to try to describe a "soul" in scientific terms.
Alright, I'm sure you've failed, and that is because it is impossible to do. Science and logic are inadaquate because they cannot explain or use this other realm of our psyche.
This other realm of our pysche complete's us, it makes us human. To deny it, is to deny man his soul, which deny's man himself.
Art, culture, courage, morality, and all human progress require this second half of man. Do you think Beetoven created all his music because he felt it logical to do so? Do you think Ghandi stopped eating for his country because of scienfic phenomenom?
Atheism (as I am using it) means the complete rejection of spirituality. It is as harmful a school of thought as any to exist in our world. It is the degeneration of our evolution as a society, it denies our greatest strengths as individuals and as groups.
Unfortunately, atheism has taken hold of both the philisophical communities and much of the scienfic communities. While at the same time religous fundamentalism is growing and man his logic and science (an equally as important half).
The two juxopposed trends are fueling each other, few scientist wants to admit to having spiritual beliefs because it would put them in danger of being considered a fundamentalist. While few fundamentalists want to admit to their logic because those who speak the logic are becoming more and more arrogant atheists.
I wish I could get to the fundamentalists, but unfortunately I doubt they would read this because, well, its not religous text. However, many people on the other side of the specutrum do read things such as this and that is why I am going after them.
Atheism denies man:
his faith (different than soul)
If you take all that away what is left. Not a hell of a lot, but the worst thing about it is that atheism is a ridiculous concept. We as humans are in no position to outright deny anything, espcially something that definitly does exist. We are only looking at things from one perspective, how can anyone say that we can see the whole picture. Anything is possible, and I respect any belief. However, the problem is that atheism denies this possibility and limits man to only things he can hold in his hand, and see with his eyes. But, there's a lot more to the world than that.
Fact is, atheism exists because scienfic thought can't explain the soul, but in the rigid thinking of science, this disturbs some people to the point where because they can't explain something they've decided to outright deny it.
P.S. There will be more coming on this