"The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at the bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good. Nothing but blind pitiless indifference. DNA neither knows nor cares. DNA just is, and we dance to its music.”
If what Richard Dawkins the atheist claims is true, and we evolved from some cosmic pre-biotic soup, how do we account for love, compassion, good, evil, and the intrinsic worth of a neighbor? Atoms don’t have a conscience. They don’t love. They don’t regard anything as being their neighbor. The same is true of DNA. It’s been said that you can’t get blood out of a stone. Similarly, no matter how atheists try, they can’t account for moral standards that must be obeyed when there is no accounting for good or evil.
The most damning assessment of a matter-only cosmos devoid of a Creator is that we got to this place in our evolutionary history by acts of violence whereby the strong conquered the weak with no one to support or condemn them.
Why It Might Be OK to Eat Your Neighbor repeatedly raises the issue of accounting for the conscience, good and evil, and loving our neighbor. It’s shocking to read what atheists say about a cosmos devoid of meaning and morality.
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Gary DeMar, a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary, is president of the Christian Worldview ministry American Vision. He is the author of nearly 40 books on history, apologetics, eschatology, worldview, study skills, film, and education. He also hosts a three-day-a-week podcast in addition to writing numerous articles tackling current social, moral, and cultural issues.
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