Wednesday, July 20, 2011
[if he lies, his nose gets longer]
Proof #1: Atheists do not suggest replacing law enforcement with animal control.
According to atheism people are animals who are in no way exceptional in comparison to other animals. Therefore atheists should logically suggest that animal control officers be used to capture and destroy nuisance people in the same way they are used to control nuisance animals. People are not merely like animals, we are animals. Animal control is far more effective and less expensive than law enforcement. About thirty people per year in the US are killed by dogs; about 20,000 are murdered by other humans. Furthermore the cost of police, courts and prisons is astronomical; dog catchers and animals shelters, not so much. The elaborate and expensive criminal justice system is based on the superstitious, pre-Darwinian notion that people are different; we have souls and were created in the image of God.
However no atheist suggests this because no atheist sincerely believes that we are merely animals, not better or worse than a dog or a rat.
Proof #2: Atheists do not advocate global warming.
According to atheism, microbes developed into people through the process of evolution. Mass extinctions have accelerated evolution in the past. Global warming is now causing a mass extinction. Global warming should therefore be a positive thing in the long run which should be encouraged.
However no atheist suggests this because no atheist sincerely believes in evolution.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 9:36 PM