Random Quote #80 topic: atheism, Wayne Aiken's atheism cookie file

"Fundamentalists long for the return of a more moral America, an America
that may never have been. All around them they see what they perceive as
declining morality and spirituality. They reason that if humans share
ancestry with the other animals, we have no reason to behave as anything
other than animals. This view neglects the fact that humans are the only
known animals with the ability to contemplate the consequences of their own
actions. It also fails to recognize that there is a great deal of good in
the world, the nightly news notwithstanding. Crime existed long before the
theory of evolution, even before the writing of the Bible, and biologists
do not like crime any more than the creationists do. Evolutionary theory is
not a license to run amok, and neither is a belief in the literal
interpretation of the Bible a guarantor of moral behavior."
[Tim Berra, "Evolution and the Myth of Creationism"]


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