i have had numerous discussions with "believers" in reason/logic/science. sometimes they are pretty interesting (when the others are open-minded), mostly, though, they are basically religions discussions, with an additional layer of condescension.
reason and logic are, to me, nothing more than tools - intellectual tools. creativity, instinct, intuition, emotions, etc are also tools. and like all tools, they are useful for some things by some people, and not others. also like all tools, they are not the only tool, nor necessarily even the best tool for a given task.
dawkins, hitchins, neill, et al; those religious atheists are every bit as binary, faithful and dogmatic as the religionists they attack with such zest. i don't even always disagree with them - i just cannot take their pomposity, condescension and rigid dogmatism. fucking dawkins (and neill, if i remember) attacks islam with a zenophobic passion that reeks of religious and racial prejudice, labeling it "evil" as compared to christianity. and sees no contradiction there. they are no doubt smart folks (by some measure), but i find them pathetic and uninteresting. except to heckle.