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Atheists commonly use the political realm to advance their [[Atheist worldview|atheistic ideology]] (see: [[Atheist agenda|Political activities of atheists]]).
Traditionally, atheists have leaned [[leftism|left]] politically politically (see: [[Atheism and politics]] and [[secular left]]). At the present time, the secular left is losing power in the [[Western World]] and other regions of the world (see: [[Decline of the secular left]]). For example, according to the [[University of Cambridge]], historically, the "most notable spread of atheism was achieved through the success of the 1917 [[Russian Revolution]], which brought the [[Marxism-Leninism|Marxist-Leninists]] to power." (See: [[Atheism and communism]]).<ref name="Marxism-Leninism">{{cite web|url=httphttps://web.archive.org/web/20130728215151/http://www.investigatingatheism.info/marxism.html|title=Investigating atheism: Marxism|publisher = [[University of Cambridge]]|quote=The most notable spread of atheism was achieved through the success of the 1917 Russian Revolution, which brought the Marxist-Leninists to power. For the first time in history, atheism thus became the official ideology of a state.|year=2008|accessdate=July 17, 2014}}</ref>
[[File:Edward Tabash 2013.jpg|thumbnail|right|190px|[[Eddie Tabash]] ]]
<small>Picture above was taken at Johns Hopkins University</small>]]
Since [[World War II]] a majority of the most prominent and vocal defenders of the [[evolution]]ary position which employs methodological naturalism have been atheists and [[agnosticism|agnostics]] (See also: [[Atheism and evolution]] and [[Atheism and beliefs]]).<ref>
* Dr. Don Batten, [httphttps://creation.com/a-whos-who-of-evolutionists A ''Who’s Who'' of evolutionists] ''Creation'' 20(1):32, December 1997.
* [[Jonathan Sarfati]], Ph.D.,F.M., [http://www.creation.com/content/view/3830 ''Refuting Evolution'', Chapter 1, Facts and Bias]
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In the 21st century, the cowardice associated with atheism has become so obvious that it is making newspaper headlines.<ref>Multiple references:
*Green, Lauren (August 19, 2011). [httphttps://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/19/christian-pastor-atheists-debates/?test=latestnews "Christian philosopher William Lane Craig is ready to debate, but finds few challengers"]. FoxNews.com. Retrieved on July 30, 2014.
*Ross, Tim (May 14, 2011). [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8511931/Richard-Dawkins-accused-of-cowardice-for-refusing-to-debate-existence-of-God.html "[[Richard Dawkins]] accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God"]. The Daily Telegraph website. Retrieved July 25, 2014. See [[Daily Telegraph]]</ref> On May 14, 2011, the [[Great Britain|British]] newspaper ''[[The Daily Telegraph]]'' published a news story entitled ''Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of [[God]]''.<ref name="telegraph.co.uk">[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8511931/Richard-Dawkins-accused-of-cowardice-for-refusing-to-debate-existence-of-God.html Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God], ''[[The Daily Telegraph]]'', May 14, 2011</ref> In ''[[The Daily Telegraph]]'' article Dr. [[Daniel Came]], a member of the Faculty of [[Philosophy]] at [[Oxford University]] was quoted as writing to fellow atheist Richard Dawkins concerning his refusal to debate Dr. [[William Lane Craig]], "The absence of a debate with the foremost [[Christian apologetics|apologist]] for [[Christianity|Christian]] [[theism]] is a glaring omission on your [[Curriculum vitae|CV]] and is of course apt to be interpreted as cowardice on your part."<ref name="telegraph.co.uk">[https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/8511931/Richard-Dawkins-accused-of-cowardice-for-refusing-to-debate-existence-of-God.html Richard Dawkins accused of cowardice for refusing to debate existence of God], ''[[The Daily Telegraph]]'', May 14, 2011</ref>
[[Image:Billcraig_czvx.jpg‎‎|thumb|150px|[[William Lane Craig]] ]]
As far as Christianity vs. atheism debates, the most well-known debater on the Christian side of the aisle is [[William Lane Craig]]. This is due to the large number of Christian vs. [[atheism]] debates he has engage in and the quality of his debate performances.<ref name="commonsenseatheism.com">[http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=392 William Lane Craig’s Debates (Reviews)]</ref> Atheist [[Sam Harris]] described William Lane Craig as “the one [[Christian apologetics|Christian apologist]] who has put the fear of [[God]] into many of my fellow atheists”.<ref>httphttps://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/08/19/christian-pastor-atheists-debates</ref>
The atheist Luke Muehlhauser wrote about Craig:
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