Originally Posted by Thor the Bassis
Because all religions are created by people and follow the basic instincts of people to explain all sorts of stuff they cant explain. With the advancement of science more and more people see no need for these questions to be answered. Like it or not religions are all man made and have little if no input from their God.
I'm quite aware of all of these points. What this doesn't address, however, is the what flaws a theist would find with Mr. Harris' steps regarding the acquisition/maintenance of faith. Since I have yet to hear back from a theist, I'm thinking that there is no contest to his proposed model.