When I wrote this a few years ago, I had not yet observed that the Pew Poll is all over the map when it comes to religious issues. So of course it sounded really bad: “49% of people who have left the church no longer believe in God or miracles.”
I came in for some abuse when I asked atheists “What do you believe in?” and then didn’t accept “rationalism” as an answer. Only because “rationalism” always boils down to a matter of opinion. One man’s “rational” is another man’s wall-climbing crazy.