By definition, there is no argument against faith in the omnipotent because there is always an escape clause. However, in the end, borrowing from the movie Contact, science and religion both seek truth, and we see how over time science wins out when conflicts arise. For example, even if one believes that God is punishing him with a water-born parasite, he doesn't call the parasite "evil spirits" any longer. Now that's progress!!!
"inumerati", I love it!
On the average, isn't PF a pretty high-end crowd, intellectually speaking? I would expect this group to be in the minority as compared to the norm.
I think both... it will be interesting to see what becomes of the internet in the future. And who knows; perhaps here we are seeing the real battle for hearts and minds? Will the internet be a source of useful information, learned insights, and even a place to find wisdom, [perhaps even the road to global peace] or will it degenerate into intellectual chaos [and a weaspon of war]? Will good and bad information become indistinguishable, or will sanity prove an emergent phenomenon?
Given that the internet was originally ruled by thirteen year old boys and was powered by porno sites, I don't think we can say yet how this will go.