I think that’s good evidence to show that atheism demands a different kind of legislation than does Christianity. If atheists are upset because Christians want to legislate their beliefs, then atheists must necessarily oppose Christian morality. So atheism is more than just not-believing-in-gods. It requires a different morality. When atheists try to legislate their own beliefs, society would be different than that of a Christian-belief legislated society.
That is important to know. The claim that atheism is “just a non-belief in gods” with no other baggage attached would be false in this case. Atheism would bring a different moral code and legislation – one that is opposed to what Christians argue for.
That’s a very good reason why people oppose atheism. This different moral code, which is opposed to the Christian legislation of beliefs, is not defined. There is not an atheist book of scriptures to consult to determine what the atheist morals are at any moment - or what atheists are required to believe in. So, an atheist legislation would be based on the whims of atheists. There’s no standard to consult to see if atheists are consistent or right about their moral views.
We can see this in the article itself where atheists attack Christians in a rude, public manner. P.Z. Myers’ desecration of the Eucharist is an example of the kind of deliberate offense that is given. For Mr. Myers, people can go on killing sprees if it fulfills their own self-interest. That again is perfectly consistent with the atheist-materialist worldview.
We do not have evidence for purpose in evolution, and if anything, all the evidence is against the idea that evolution has a direction or that natural selection can be anything but an unguided response to local conditions.
… First, there is no moral law: the universe is a nasty, heartless place where most things wouldn’t mind killing you if you let them. No one is compelled to be nice; **you or anyone could go on a murder spree, and all that is stopping you is your self-interest **(it is very destructive to your personal bliss to knock down your social support system) and the self-interest of others, who would try to stop you. There is nothing ‘out there’ that imposes morality on you, other than local, temporary conditions, a lot of social enculturation, and probably a bit of genetic hardwiring that you’ve inherited from ancestors who lived under similar conditions.