Richard Dawkins – Atheist, And The Nazi Death Squads

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Dr Peter May (an excellent Christian apologist) at ‘bethinking‘ wrote a column “Richard Dawkins and the Man Delusion” where he considers Dawkins atheism in respect of human morality without God:

…Consider [Dawkins’s] chapter, ‘The Roots of Morality: why are we good?’ in The God Delusion.

It seems to me to require quite a low self-regard to think that, should belief in God suddenly vanish from the world, we would all become callous and selfish hedonists, with no kindness, no charity, no generosity, nothing that would deserve the name of goodness.

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Do we really need policing – whether by God or by each other – in order to stop us from behaving in a selfish and criminal manner? I dearly want to believe that I do not need such surveillance – and nor, dear reader, do you…

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Another good possibility is that atheism is correlated with some third…

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