Atheists tell us that humans are born good. This judge seems to agree.
"Gagnon died, following months of deprivation, neglect and beatings. The couple, who lived on a rural property east of Edmonton, admitted they kept Gagnon locked up, at times in a basement, a dog run, a garage or a filthy unheated converted bus. The treatment of Gagnon, 48, was "callous and cruel … degrading, humiliating and cannot be justified in any way," said the Judge. "They engaged in atrocious activities." The Scrivens' actions were "truly abhorrent, but does that make them horrible individuals? The answer's no," the judge said."