Denys Turner, writing from what I think is a somewhat theologically liberal Catholic perspective, challenged atheists to truly ask the bigger questions in his lecture (published as a short book) How to Be an Atheist:
So, “how to be an atheist?” it is not easy; you need to work at it. Be intellectually adult, get an education, get yourself a discipline; resist all temptation to ask such questions as you do not know in principle can be answered, being careful to suppress any which might seem to push thought off civilised limits; be reasonable, lest you find yourself being committed to an excessive rationality; and have the good manners to scratch no itches which occur in intellectually embarrassing places — at least in public. Then I shall argue with you on behalf of the child, not in the name of God but in the name of a question which remains about the world, not yet in the name of theology, but in the name, merely, of an intellectual possibility that you have excluded, not on account of how the world is, which seems a relatively sensible and obvious state of affairs to me, but out of amazement of intellect, and a sort of primal gratitude of spirit, that there is anything at all, rather than nothing, and that there is anyone at all, rather than no one, for whom it exists. For, of the two possibilities there are, that there is anything at all must be by far the more unlikely outcome. If you want to be an atheist, then, it is necessary only to find that the world is to be a platitudinously dull fact (39).