Atheists Love You. They Just Don't Know Why.
By MATTHEW ARCHBOLD - NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER
Added: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:00:00 UTC
Richard Dawkins has started up a charity called âNon Believers Giving Aidâ so atheists can give to relief efforts in Haiti in a way which promulgates their atheism. Because as Iâm sure you know when Haitians receive relief theyâre very interested in whether it came from a believer or a non-believer.
Dawkins, who has been saying for years that religion is the âroot of all evil,â is now oddly intent on proving that atheists can be as good as Christians. Recently, atheists seem intent on proving they can be good without God.
I always get a kick out of evangelizing atheists and how theyâre so desperate to prove that theyâre as good (and usually better) than us religious types. Dawkins writes on the charityâs website: âWhen donating via Non-Believers Giving Aid, you are helping to counter the scandalous myth that only the religious care about their fellow-humans.â While we should all applaud Mr. Dawkinsâ altruistic efforts to help his fellow man Iâm just not sure heâs making the point he thinks heâs making.
If Dawkins is running this charity to show up religion and helping Haitians is only a secondary consequence then we could hardly claim that what heâs doing is good by most definitions. Because if thatâs true then it would seem that the greatest value of Haitians lives to Dawkins is how they make Dawkins look.
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