Monday, March 05, 2007

Go God Go!

I hate it when the God-ies get all nasty. Apparently, this Mary Grabar at has taken it upon herself to return nasty anti-Christian rhetoric from atheists in kind. I guess "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" doesn't apply to atheists. This is the article I noticed first, on how atheist democracy is an oxymoron. There's also this: Letter to a stupid atheist.

Now I wouldn't care so much if I hadn't gone out of my way to defend Christians and other religious types when they came under attack from radical atheists. In all seriousness though, the question of God is such a deep, fundamental question of existence, it's hard to believe it's come to this. Now instead of intellectual discourse and debate about the nature of the universe and the meaning of life we have atheists and Christians who hurl insults at one another. Score one for the Christians, because that doesn't sound much like reason and progress, but score one for the atheists too, because defensiveness and cruel insults don't sound very Christian.

I'm don't think there's a need to debunk either of Mary Grabar's pieces. All atheism means is a lack of belief in God, not the multitude of philosophical positions that Grabar attributes to atheism. Atheists can be just as moral as religious folk. In fact, there's no reason that an atheist can't hold the same moral values as a religious person, absent the emphasis on God.


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