Dennis Miller comes to mind..see "Miller Time" on the Oreally O'Reily Factor on FOX NEWSOn September 21, 2006, Miller returned to Fox News
I really like this guys style - he's much more non-confrontational - but reasonable and very persuasive...
Although I want to be clear that I do appreciate Hitchens and Dawkins very much also :)
Alice, your posts told me you have goals. If you ever run for office, and if I can vote for you, I will. I will even campaign for you. Provided of course that you remain an atheist.
Well, Cheryl, I know that there are people in the world who are not particularly religious but who think that it has an overall positive effect on humanity--keeps people from being bad, etc. However, they are merely not aware of the atrocities that have been committed in the name of one religion or the other, especially the Catholic Church. When they are made aware of this their overall opinion of the innate goodness of religious institutions can be changed.
I stand by my position, though, that a true believer will not be swayed by a debate because their beliefs are not fact-based; ergo, you can not change their beliefs with the presentation of facts.
This spawn of the devil believes that his happiness will have greater effect on believers than books full of facts or hours of conversations.
Who was it who said happiness is the best revenge?