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Humans hunger for the sacred. Why can’t the new atheists understand that?

Look at life under communism, and you’ll see why religion will never die

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

31 May 2014

9:00 AM

Does the world have a purpose? The new atheists regard the question as absurd. Purposes emerge in the course of evolution, they tell us; to suppose that they could exist before any organism can gain a reproductive advantage from possessing them is to unlearn the lesson of Darwin. With the theory of evolution firmly established, therefore, there is no room in the scientific worldview for an original purpose, and therefore no room for God.

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