The insanity of the Christian doctrine of redemption really doesn't fit into our time. Nevertheless there are learned, educated men, occupying high positions in public life, who cling to it with the faith of a child. It is simply incomprehensible how anybody can consider the Christian doctrine of redemption as a guide for the difficult life of today...Joseph Goebbels, explaining the thoughts of Adolph Hitler, (Bonhoeffer, Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy; p166)
A church that does not keep step with modern scientific knowledge is doomed.
A few years ago, I spent time on the very active discussion boards of a quite militant atheist website whose aim was to debunk Christianity. It is now defunct (smilie), but the quote above could very well come from thator any other current atheist site.