I must disagree with you that Rich's articles aren't referenced, I recall seeing many references at the bottom of his articles.
Huh...I didn't say such a thing.
But, it seems to me that those who insecurely slide between not knowing what to believe, often find themselves in a predicament of feeling the person who speaks last is right. Perhaps that is why you are so concerned here MBPrata?
That "label" could sound like an offense, but I'll give you some slack. Now, that is true to a certain extent. As in...since I am (sort of) aware of my own ignorance, I usually leave these difficult matters for some the most intelligent people in the world and some of the most informed on the beggining of the universe (aka scientist who study this matter. Or biologists and geologists, maybe). And while they debate - or argue, in some cases - I usually expect some side to have the last word. Not necessarily, because human psichology doesn't work that way and shows that people 9 out of 10 times don't abandon their points of view when given clear evidence opposite to their point of view...but, I don't know; I just feel that God can't blame us for not believing in information that is refuted and nobody can really answer to that refutation.
Last but never least, realizing whether there's a god or not is such an important issue that i just feel (not think; feel) someone can't just refute an argument regarding that debate and then everyone remaining "the same". Like, this is no minor issue; something has changed, and one side really needs to answer or...well...realize their points were just plain wrong. As if they were never points to begin with.
Giving an example from both sides: wouldn't it be sort of flat-out insane if atheists didn't answer when we realized the universe wasn't infinite? Or if christians didn't asnwer when we realized things can come out of nowhere? Those are HUGE issues, in my opinion...