Atheism is over because it depends upon the assumptions of modernism. Atheists believe in truth. They believe that religion is false because there is no God, and that means it is not true and therefore false. But we are now in the postmodern era where there is no truth. That is both good and bad for Christianity but it si really bad for atheism.
Good for Christianity because in the Postmodern community all ideas are equal. Christianity is just another idea, it is not special and it's not true, but it can't be rejected for the reasons that atheists reject it. its' can't be called stupid or untrue or contrary to the facts because all of these conditions are subject to the relative nature of the social construct. All constructs are equal, none are sanctioned and all receive equal acceptance.
Atheism can't accept a place in the spectrum alongside other ideas because it has to destroy religion. It has to be base itself upon the outmoded concept that one idea is true and its contrary is false. Now Christianity believe this too. As I say, it's both good and bad for Christianity. But Christianity can survive in a version that liberalizes itself enough to be part of the mix. It has its' special qualities that others don't have and that's its appeal but it can also allow others to have their views. Atheism can't allow any idea but one, hate religion. Atheism depends upon the myth of a golden progress into the shining Godless future where science has prevailed and destroyed religion, leaving it behind as a failed adaptation. That myth is over. That myth is the myth of modernism and has been left behind in the dust.
Of course fundamentalism will have to go. That may be on the rise now the new atheist fundamentalists are an attempt to join the ranks of the postmodern fundies, but it wont succeed because it's major myth is oppossed to the paradigm of the world today. Atheism has to destroy religion, it has to disevolve it, it has to undermine it or it can't exist. The existence of atheism as anything other just a lack of belief, which is far from all it is, is predicated upon hatred of religion and the need to demonstrate one's supiriority over religious people. This is not an age for that. This is the age of tolerance, diversity, of equality among all ideas. The Irelish gave up their passion for a nationalistic Northern Ireland because they realized they would rather go shopping than blow things up. A liberalized Christianity can fit into the diversified mixture of a postmodern social construct, but atheism can't by its nature and its definition.
Atheism has several contradictions at the heart of its major myth and those have caused the ground under it to be stripped already. Atheism is groundless and pointless and predicated upon contradictions:
(1) The God pod is the result of scientific empirical data. The reason for rejecting evolution as a blind factor in producing the god pod is that it requires innate ideas. Innate ideas are part of the past, they come from a basically spiritual domain. But the atheist has to support innate ideas, which contradict atheism at its core concepts, in order to argue that the God pod is just a blind product of evolution. Thus atheism can't assault one of the major arguments for God nor can it access one of its major weapons without shooting itself in the foot.
(2) Atheism as a modern materialistic school was founded upon cause and effect as the means to explain the natural world. God was kicked out of his own creation based upon this concept. Now atheists abandon it in order to escape the Cosmological argument; saying that QM particals prove that the universe doesn't need a cause. Thus they cut the ground out from under themselves.
(3) One of atheism's most amusing self inflicted wounds is the way it clings to it's myth of progress. It is the evolutionary turn of events bringing us out of the dark night of supersition breaking off the chains of religion and freeing us for a bright future as number crunching Dhaleks and cybremen. But the same logic upon which atheists have predicated their victory now threatens to destroy their position. Just as they pretend that religion is metaphysics and metaphysics is outmoded and done away, so their view is based upon a former paradigm which has shifted with the shifting sands of history. Atheism is metaphysics as is science. By the same logic they use,they have to go. We can never get away form metaphysics. That is just a given and is required to have coherent thought. There is a reason why Zen mediation is silent. The only way to escape metaphysics is to shut up and stop talking and stop thinking and just be. Atheists are too fond of venting their spleens against religion to ever shut up!
(4) We know God will not go away because of the God pod. We all have it, although for some it's not well developed. As long as we have it, the majority will probably believe in some notion of God or other. There is no lack of a Godpod, I mean there is no pod for the lack of a God. Atheism, groundless and pointless will recieed into the distance after it get's through making it's death ratttle.