It's not really surprising that they are dishonest, since they have a track record of using the complex scientific principle of Making Stuff Up™, bad reasoning, extreme misrepresentation of Christians and creationists, and a heap of fraud.
Then they want to throw down on Bible believers with outright falsehoods (especially about the history of science and Christianity) that can be refuted with a bit of research. All that effort to suppress the truth about the Creator God is wasted.
“The words of the Preacher, the son of David, … ‘There is nothing new under the sun.’” (Ecclesiastes 1:1, 9). We are reminded of this when atheists iterate and reiterate tired old discredited arguments that show gross ignorance of history.To read the rest, click on "Why would God bother with a tiny planet like Earth? — Modern atheistic arguments refuted by medieval clergy-scientists".
A common atheopathic claim goes somewhat as follows:
‘The church for most of its history taught that the universe was quite small. However, modern science has shown that the universe is almost unimaginably vast. Therefore, it is no longer credible to believe in Christianity.’For example, famous physicist Stephen Hawking (1942– ) told the BBC:
“We are such insignificant creatures on a minor planet of a very average star in the outer suburb of one of a hundred billion galaxies. So it is difficult to believe in a God that would care about us or even notice our existence.”More recently, in the reboot of the famous Cosmos series, the atheistic presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson (1958– ) claimed, “A mere four centuries ago, our tiny world was oblivious to the rest of the cosmos. … Back in 1599, everyone knew that the Sun, planets and stars were just lights in the sky that revolved around the Earth, and that we were the center of a little universe, a universe made for us.”