Anti-Christians are out in force. Richard Dawkins says that teaching religion to children is a form of child abuse.[1] The video “The God Who Was Not There” is making the rounds on the Internet. Iraq-war combat veteran Paul Hackett, who is running for the U.S. Senate from Ohio, describes religious conservatives as not “a whole lot different than Osama bin Laden and a lot of other religious nuts around the world.”[2] Maybe he should take a deep breath and consider how these same “religious conservatives” raised money, collected clothing, opened up their homes, and ministered to hurricane and flood victims in Jesus’ name. Some might point to Eric Rudolf as a religious zealot with a violent streak justified by his Christian principles. Rudolf prefers “Nietzsche to the Bible.”[3]

What about Paul Hill who killed an abortionist? Hill stated: “I believe that the Lord has used and will use what I did in a marvelous way. I’m standing for a principle. I’m willing to die for the principle. I consider it a great honor to die, possibly die, for having defended innocent human beings.”[4] His methods, not his views on abortion, were almost universally condemned by Christians. He was excommunicated from the church where he was a member, and he was routinely and regularly counseled not to kill in “the name of the Lord.” In fact, I was one of those who told him that he did not have biblical grounds to assassinate abortion “doctors.”

People like Dawkins and Hackett don’t want the light of day to see deep in their philosophical closets. What’s the death count of the atheists? In Mao: The Untold Story, an 832-page book written by the (married) historians Jung and Jon Halliday, the authors tell us that the atheistic Communist dictator, “who for decades held absolute power over the lives of one-quarter of the world’s population, was responsible for well over 70 million deaths in peacetime, more than any other twentieth century leader.”

I’ll take responsibility for Paul Hill and a dozen more misguided religious enthusiasts like him when atheists assume responsibility for the tens of millions who had their lives taken from them to build a better tomorrow. If teaching religion to minor children is considered to be child abuse by an atheist like Dawkins, then what should we call genocide in the name of Darwin? If mass murder can be justified by an appeal to the doctrine of the “survival of the fittest,” and we have a long bloody record of the results to prove that the logic of Darwin was behind it all, it seems to me that child protective agencies should remove children from atheistic parents, before they can grow up and put their godless worldview into action.


[1] Paul Hutcheon, “Films compare Moses to Hitler and claim God is racist”:
[2] Quoted in Joe Klein, “It’s Easy to be Hard and Hard to be Smart,” Time (January 30, 2006), 23. [3] Blake Morrison**,** “Eric Rudolph writes home,” USA Today (July 5, 2005):
[4] **“**Excerpts From Condemned Abortion Doctor Killer Paul Hill” (September 2, 2003):