In the name of atheism any evil can be justified. The history of last three hundred years (in most advanced democracies) does not give us any reason to believe that the atheists are more rational and moral than those who are motivated by religious values. The notion that the atheists are men of reason is not an empirically established fact; it’s merely an opinion that the atheists have of themselves. Atheism is an “ism”—a political ideology—and like all ideologies, it can be corrupted and can be used for subverting culture and justifying the forces of irrationality and evil. Rationality is not the sole prerogative of the atheists. A number of great theologians in the last two thousand five hundred years have defended their philosophical ideas on rational considerations.
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