The old have failed the young. Hate-driven shootings in schools and houses of worship, rising suicide and addiction rates — these are the most dramatic indications.
You are more likely to hear proponents of intelligent design being chastised even by media that ought to know better.
Hawking, Nye and other atheists argue that because the universe is so large, a God interested in a relationship with us seems impossible.
Bill Nye recently dusted off this old saw, but the Old Testament itself, in the Psalms, depicts man and the Earth as tiny in compared to a vast universe.
Atheists say people in the Western tradition had to wait for modern science to grasp that the universe was huge, and had to shed historic Judeo-Christian views to do so.