Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dennis Prager: When G-d Is Dead Everything is Permissable

"A Response to Richard Dawkins"

This may well be one of my favourite essays from Dennis Prager-and that is saying a lot, cause I love that guy. 

It is very, very interesting that Richard Dawkins is the only atheist that has refused to debate Mr. Prager on his radio show. Very interesting indeed. 

" ...reason alone without God is pretty weak in leading to moral behavior. When self-interest and reason collide, reason usually loses. That’s why we have the word “rationalize” —  using reason to argue for what is wrong."

"Perhaps the most powerful proof of the moral decay that follows the death of God is the Western university and its secular intellectuals. "

"Their moral record has been loathsome. Nowhere were Stalin and Mao as venerated as they were at the most anti-religious and secular institutions in Western society, the universities. Nowhere in the West today is anti-Americanism and Israel-hatred as widespread as it is at universities. And Princeton University awarded its first tenured professorship in bioethics to Peter Singer, an atheist who has argued, among other things, that that “the life of a newborn is of less value than the life of a pig, a dog, or a chimpanzee” and that bestiality is not immoral."

"Dawkins and his supporters have a right to their atheism. They do not have a right to intellectual dishonesty about atheism."