I suspect that the main contribution of new atheism is going to be the attempted re-defining of the nature of reality and logic. And I don’t mean that as an insult- at least, any more than I would say: Most believers view the logical default of the universe as being ‘God exists.’ It would be why the fundamentalists and culturally ignorant among them are often surprised to find out that atheism exists.
But new atheism has created its own default on identical justification, near as I can tell. God must now be proven, yet atheism does not have to be. The problem is, God is a theological argument. Theological arguments are not provABLE, any more than atheism is provable- which they know(or should).
I’m against the need to prove beliefs, either way. I believe people are capable of believing any crazy idea they encounter. But when they try to claim that their crazy idea is the default or ‘logical norm’, then they must prove it. Why is subjective morality a more accurate or obvious truth than a single, objective morality(IE, Christianity)? Why is atheism preferable or more logical than theism? Why is no-God the default?
Until they can verifiably prove that, they can stick to making theological arguments like the rest of the crazy people.
No-god is not the default. The default is not to believe in something until there is evidence for it. There is no evidence for god, therefore no god is assumed. There is no belief involved in the atheist viewpoint.
Of course there is, you believe atheism is a correct viewpoint. How do you define God, and how do you reach the conclusion that there is no evidence for Him? Many people would claim the fact that the universe exists is evidence of Him.