This is a response post to Fr. Stephen’s post on the desecration of the Holy Eucharist. While the desecrator had no direct confession of his atheist’s conviction, there’s a common thread between him treating the consecrated Host with disdain and atheist Sam Harris calling the Christian celebration as “eating crackers”. I hesitate to cross the line of Christian apologetics especially in this blog for personal reasons. But I couldn’t agree more with author Dinesh D’Souza that it’s actually part of loving God with all our mind. Some of you might have come across with my response posted in Fr. Stephen’s blog to probably the first e-debate over the subject triggered by the Blogger’s Prayer during last year’s Philippine Blog Awards. I remain convinced that opening the conversation in this country will allow us to explore new tools especially for our young people to counter the cunning minds of atheists in our midst. Our reasonableness is not based on fear of losing our faith; it is clearing our minds with the cobwebs of reservation. Here’s what partly inspired me to write this second post for today. It is a talk (quite a length of 44 minutes) delivered by D’Souza, author of What’s So Great About Christianity. Here’s also an online response to atheism from a Georgetown University professor, thanks to Explorefaith. Believe me – the talk is as captivating as Dan Brown’s novels!