Most people in North America have heard on the News, the account of three young women escaping 10 years of captivity and rape. A man is in custody. He has yet to enter a plea. However, I think that we have arrived at a place in history where atheism should either put up or shut up.
Yes, as things currently stand, the man is guilty of committing a civil crime. However, based upon the “logical” flow of thought put forward by atheism, can we seriously believe that the law is fair? Being that our laws are based upon a Christian understanding of human nature, which all atheists recognize as being deeply flawed, should there even be laws? On atheism, do we have any right to sit in judgement of someone in such as way as to give the impression that this alleged kidnapper is a bad man? For as one atheist, Anna, says, We're all good people. Or at least she knows that she's a good person and she's far from alone on that count.
“Judged from a scientific and logical perspective, the belief that we stand outside the causal web in any respect is an absurdity, the height of human egoism and exceptionalism.”
Tom Clark at Naturalism.org
Absolutely! On atheism, determinism rules. Firing neurons and biochemical exchanges drive our behaviours, especially those that compel us to pro create in order to preserve our genes. We men are genetically predisposed to grab her by the hair and drag her back to the cave. And if we're born that way, then it can't be wrong.