Perhaps an atheist version could be constructed - I'll leave it to a theist to do so.
Dear (tick as appropriate)
* potential purchaser of this publication on amazon
* editor of the letters page of the ______ newspaper
I recently read ______'s article/book ______ and I must say I am appalled. What were you/the publishers thinking? The author is clearly (tick one or more as appropriate):
* operating with a crude and unsophisticated understanding of religion.
* guilty of attacking a straw man.
* guilty of constructing a grotesque caricature of religion.
* trotting out tired cliches.
* not qualified to comment in this area, being a _____
Only a fool would think that that's what sophisticated theists such as myself believe. In addition, the author is: (tick as appropriate)
* aggressive, embittered and fanatical.
* rude and insulting.
* guilty of mounting unwarranted ad hominem attacks against his/her opponents.
His/her arguments are: (tick as appropriate)
*of the sort that children/1st year undergraduates can spot the holes in.
* of the sort that would have you thrown out of my undergraduate lectures. (thanks to John D for this one! - SL)
Clearly, the author is wedded to (tick as appropriate):
and we all know where that leads, don't we? Remember, atheism is a faith position too.
I cannot be bothered to provide any explanation or indeed justification for any of these accusation, nor to explain what I believe. Instead I say this: that science and reason have their limits!
Arrogant Mr/Mrs/Ms/Dr/Prof clever dick ________ should just remember that there are "more things in heaven and earth that are dreamed of in YOUR philosophy!" The author should show a little humility, for goodness sake!
Readers would do far better to look elsewhere for a proper understanding of religion. I suggest works by: (tick as appropriate):
* Mark Vernon
* Karen Armstrong
* Alister McGrath
* William Lane Craig