Wednesday, September 21, 2011
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble Article 1.
How could an atheist say this?
First of all, if humans are merely soulless bags of chemicals created by mindless evolution, what rights and dignity do we have more so than a rat, a jellyfish or a rock?
Secondly, if we have no soul and are purely physical, in what way are all humans equal? Even identical twins have different experiences and therefore are different. Would anyone say all diamonds, stars or animals are equal?
One of the United Nations' founding documents seems to imply the existence of a God given human soul. It seems to have been inspired by the Bible, not Darwin.
Posted by jewish philosopher at 12:23 PM