Theo Hobson, in the British Spectator, critiques the New Atheist insistence that we can have morality–indeed, a better morality–apart from religion. In doing so, he shows that even today’s secular humanist morality, which the atheists take as axiomatic, actually derives from Christianity.
A truly atheist, Darwinistic morality would look more like Nietzsche’s nihilistic will to power. In contrast, today’s egalitarian benevolence would be impossible without the Christian teachings of creation and grace. [Read more…]