I think my anti-theistic position is often maligned, so I decided to clarify it. Basically, most religions have a leap of faith — belief without evidence. You need that to affirm belief in God or gods, because there isn’t good evidence for that belief. The very real, urgent problems we face in the world today need to be solved with a strong focus on reason, evidence, and sober-minded thinking. Faith — belief without evidence — fundamentally forecloses the possibility for such solutions.
So yes, of course I’m an advocate for pushing past it.