With any luck, I'll be finished with the proposal in two or three days. The hard part has not been writing material, but finding which material to actually open the book with. I think I've solved the problem now, and I owe it all to Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens, for writing such great books with (alas) such irritatingly snide sentences. It's time someone came out with a polite case for atheism that distinguishes good religion from bad and understands why atheism as we currently conceive of it might not be the most appealing life choice for many people. You're welcome.