Richard Dawkins is warning that the disappearance of Christianity could have terrible effects on society

By Jonathon Van Maren

Only a few years ago, the aggressive “New Atheist” movement was on the march, with rhetorical brawlers like Christopher Hitchens and renowned biologists like Richard Dawkins leading the charge against religion and the last vestiges of Christian faith in the West. Religion, Hitchens famously stated, “poisons everything,” and could only be considered, at best, humanity’s “first and worst” attempt to solve existential questions. If these cobwebbed superstitions could be blasted away by the refreshing winds of reason and the Enlightenment, a fundamentally better society would rise from the ashes—or so the thinking went.

But as Christianity fades further and further into our civilization’s rear-view mirror, many intelligent atheists are beginning to realize that the Enlightenment may have only achieved success because it wielded influence on a Christian culture. In a truly secular society, in which men and women live their lives beneath empty heavens and expect to be recycled rather than resurrected, there is no solid moral foundation for good and evil. Anti-theists like Christopher Hitchens mocked and reviled the idea that mankind needed God to know right from wrong, but scarcely two generations into our Great Secularization and we no longer even know male from female.

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2 thoughts on “Richard Dawkins is warning that the disappearance of Christianity could have terrible effects on society

  1. Xena O'Reilly says:

    I agree that the rise in the idea of male becoming female may well be connected with the waning of Christianity’s influence.

    Gender ideology is a replacement religion with it’s own set of morals and magical thinking that is usurping Christianity.

    If you believe that God made woman from mans rib who are you to declare male can not become female?

    If you’re saying Christianity is a better religion than Genderism why? The early Christians frequently killed themselves to prove their faith – it was something of a death cult. Just look at all the matyrs and the gory way they died. It’s not like Christianity wasn’t extreme.

    Both have tenets of faith based in irrationality – Jesus is the son of God and also one with the holy spirit. What? Or trans women are women. Equally what?

    To quote a Christian phrase observe the plank in thine own eye before the more in others.

    • Aaron VE says:

      “Both have tenets of faith based in irrationality –
      Jesus is the son of God and also one with the holy spirit. What?
      Or trans women are women. Equally what?”
      If you don’t believe the first, you will believe the second.

      Do you think that man would become a purely rational being without God?
      Madness.
      “The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything” – Cammaerts

      “…You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

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