"So, Scott, tell me, how would our bantering about this subject help the OP of this thread or further the idea that Atheism is an accepted and respected viewpoint according to mainstream religions?"
The very fact that we can and are bantering about this subject should be evidence to the OP that problem within a marriage can arise. She's Christian and he isn't. Is she a fundamentalist or someone like myself with regards to science? Personally, I have no issues with science or evolution. I might have an issue when a scientist like Dawkins drags science into some metaphysical philosophy about the nature of reality.
On Galileo, since he is a PhD in history from Columbia I'll let Woods argue the point since it is his reputation that's on the line:
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?