I am more interested in the fence-sitters who havenât really considered the question very long or very carefully. And I think that they are likely to be swayed by a display of naked contempt. Nobody likes to be laughed at. Nobody wants to be the butt of contempt.
So basically, by being rude to Christians and calling them names we bully them into becoming free thinkers. Clearly this works. Who sells more books? Phil Plait or Richard Dawkins. Who has the most popular blog? PZMyers or Phil Phait. We should be dicks and give christians the contempt they diserve.