I particularly like how the author explains that business about Christmas and Easter coming on earlier pagan holidays that atheists make so much hay over. The author states:
"Forever and ever, one way Christians have spread the gospel is by learning the stories of the dominant cultures in which they live and then retelling them from a Christian perspective. That is how the pagan festival of the winter solstice in late December became the festival of Jesus' birth. We took a celebration of the s-u-n and turned it into a celebration of the s-o-n. That is also why Easter falls on the first Sunday on or after the first full moon on or after the spring equinox. The date does not have anything to do with the exact day Jesus rose from the dead. We simply took over an ancient fertility festival of new life on earth and reinterpreted it as a sacred festival of new life in Christ." [pp. 35-360There you have a quick and simple explanation that is easily understood. As one who has never had trouble reconciling my faith with science, happily living in both spheres and benefiting from the wonder, the awe, the magnificence to be had from both realms, I encourage others to read this book, think things over a bit, and then do some deeper digging.
Here's a useful companion post: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2016/05/social-media-skews-perception.html
For my reaction when we choose to brawl against each other (science and faith) instead of working together as we should, see: http://jsbrookspresents.blogspot.com/2014/03/divided-on-new-series-cosmos.html