I propose a challenge.
I'm interested in how well each of the camps (atheist and christian) know each other's worldview. Are they operating on generalisations they've been taught, or do they really have a handle on what the other group believes?
How well do you know your opponent's position?
If you're a christian, please post an answer explaining what atheists actually believe, and arguing why people should adopt this worldview.
Conversely, if you're an atheist, please post an answer explaining what christians believe, and arguing why people should adopt that worldview. I'm sure former christians like myself will probably have an advantage. :)
I know I'm gonna get some epic trollin', but for those of you who have a legitimate shot at it, I know I'll be really entertained with your answers.
I think that part of understanding others requires developing an ability to empathise with them, and their position. And if not for that, just the fact that you understand the opposing side's point of view is an asset when arguing your own case. I'll check in on the answers after I've finished watching the ManBearPig episode of South Park. Let the onslaught begin!