Atheism is next to Darwinism

Ok, it’s next to Athena, at least, in my dictionary, however, confusing altruism with enlightened self interest is more heinous, IMNERHO.
clipped from www.townhall.com
Nietzsche Would Laugh
By Chuck Colson
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

One of the biggest obstacles facing what’s called the “New Atheism” is the issue of morality. Writers like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have to convince people that morals and values are possible in a society that does not believe in God.


It’s important to understand what is not in doubt: whether an individual atheist or agnostic can be a “good” person. Of course they can, just as a professing Christian can do bad things.


The issue is whether the secular worldview can provide a basis for a good society. Can it motivate and inspire people to be virtuous and generous?


Not surprisingly, Richard Dawkins offers a “yes”—grounded in Darwinism. According to him, natural selection has produced a moral sense that is shared by all people. While our genes may be, in his words “selfish,” there are times when cooperation with others is the selfish gene’s best interest.
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