In this thread I will offer some misc. thoughts on atheism and Christianity , time and energy permitting. I will post when I can. But I also have a real life - please understand.
"If the universe were just electrons and selfish genes, meaningless tragedies … are exactly what we should expect, along with equally meaningless good fortune. Such a universe would be neither evil nor good in intention.… The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.."
From Richard Dawkins, River out of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life (New York: Basic Books/ HarperCollins, 1995), 132–33.
As quoted in
Copan, P. (2011). Is God a Moral Monster?: Making Sense of the Old Testament God. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books.
Dawkins is right about there being neither good nor evil according to his purely materialistic conception of the world. Neither good nor evil could exist. Hence Hitler and his regime were not evil. The German government was within its rights to pass whatever laws seemed best to them. And so today's North Korea. This is the logical conclusion of Dawkins views. Nothing is good and nothing is evil. Societies and the laws they pass are amoral. Too bad if we don't like what these regimes do or did.
They may offend our democratic sensibilities and preferences. Too bad! But it doesn't really matter. Not according to Dawkins philosophy.
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