3. Why do you worry about religious evil doers and not atheist evil doers as well?
It’s difficult to take this question terribly seriously as it demonstrates a level of ignorance which ultimately only lessens the conversation. The simple answer, though, is I worry about all evil doers regardless of race, political affiliation, ideology, belief system, colour or creed. Any wanton disregard for social cohesion and the common good should attract the criticism and objections of sane individuals. It’s a colossal failure in definition, however, to draw an association between religious and atheist evil doers, and to demonstrate this one need only pose a simple question: name a single individual in all of human history who has killed (or indeed perpetrated any heinous act) in the name of atheism?
Atheism (the absence of belief in the gods) is a justification for nothing. It motivates no action except for perhaps the rational rebuttal to unjustified religious interference in the day-to-day operation of our secular societies. It generally…
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