Monday, September 12, 2005

Nice Of This Atheist To Say So

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At The Guardian, this writer comes clean on the facts. You know, I actually heard a clip from some liberal decrying Republicans for the hurricane response, saying "Where's the Christianity?" As if Christians were not on the scene, in big numbers, taking charge of helping those poor people!

[[ We atheists have to accept that most believers are better human beings

Notable by their absence are teams from rationalist societies, free thinkers' clubs and atheists' associations - the sort of people who not only scoff at religion's intellectual absurdity but also regard it as a positive force for evil.
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Correction: atheists do not, by their very nature, believe in "evil." Anyway, it's a good read.

Hmmm... Turns Out That Faith Does Breed Charity

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7 Comments:

Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

A good article, and a brave one. This guy deserves some credit for having a pair.

I hope he founds out the error of his beliefs before he meets the author of them face-to-face.

Tsar Lazar

12/9/05 07:12  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

finds, I mean.

12/9/05 07:12  
Blogger saj said...

I wonder if he needed a good stiff drink before he lowered himself to write this article.

12/9/05 15:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It must have been an ungodly (sorry) horror for him torealize that christians are so good.

12/9/05 15:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Correction: atheists do not, by their very nature, believe in "evil."

hmmm ... is it not possible to believe in evil independent of any belief in deity? I mean no disrespect, but the two do not seem to me to be mutually dependent.

Steve

12/9/05 16:38  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

Steve:

I think his point was that outside of a Theistic worldview, the standards of good and evil become relative. Hitler thought he was fighting the good fight to save and rejuvenate Western civilization, but outside of Lincoln Rockwell I doubt anyone would agree with him.

Without God, standards become slippery slopes, indeed...

Tsar Lazar

12/9/05 17:39  
Blogger kmg said...

Steve,

"Evil" as a concept implies something supernatural... a force that insinuates itself in an attempt to undermine all that is "good"... a force that is cognizant of what it is doing.

Perhaps one could have an atheistic view of "evil" as a simple idea of wrongdoing... but that is not what true "evil" is. Or, at least what most of us religious types think of "evil."

12/9/05 22:26  

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