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"[A professor] of ethics at Princeton, has argued that a developed
dog has more differentiated consciousness than a retarded baby.
According to this line of reasoning, the dog has more right to life
than the baby ... !"
"[These] principles are irrefutably the ultimate result of consistent
relativistic and naturalistic logic. One can see that such a world
would be dark, cold, merciless and tragic."
My heart is again burdened in ongoing
dialogue with young people in Israel who are wrestling with the faith of
their Messianic Jewish upbringing as compared to agnosticism and atheism.
The percentage of young people following in the faith of their parents here
in Israel is higher than in some Western nations. Yet, I
continue to have periodic discussions with a local contingent of young
adults who are not at present following the faith of their parents.
In one of these recent conversations, I noted that there is no
foundation in atheism for moral ethics or for right and
wrong. As Yale philosopher Stevenson argued - for an atheist,
ethical statements are not really statements that can be called true or
false. Right and wrong become only expressions of what we like and urge
others to like - for example, "I hate killing and urge you to hate it too."
Such a society creates norms out of what people commonly like and dislike.
However, these norms are not based on true absolutes. So in the end they
don't really have any more force of validity than say, urging people:
"Please eat broccoli because it is healthy."
Professor Singer, a Jewish teacher of ethics at Princeton, has argued
that a developed dog has more differentiated consciousness than a
retarded baby. According to this line of reasoning, the dog has more
right to life than the baby, and therefore the human baby can be
killed!!! This concept prompted and inspired my essay.
Five Societal Principles of Atheism Taken to its Ultimate
Atheism views man as merely a product of naturalistic evolution. As such,
it should fully develop a world view to arrive at practical societal
principles that fit this conception of human origins and possible
destiny. These principles would be based on the maximum fulfillment of
those human beings most advanced in evolutionary progress - "survival of
the fittest". To attain that goal, atheism would seek for society to
discard all talk of humans as existing in the image of God or being
intrinsically different from animals. In this view, human beings only
have value because of what they can do and experience
better than all the other organisms with which they are competing
to survive. Their competitive edge is only in superior intelligence and
1. Atheism Would Embrace Social Class Distinctions
If atheism were to create a human civilization based on human
achievement, it would be crucial to also discard the whole idea of the
equal value of every human being. In this view humans would be rated on
the scale of capability, both individually and as societies. According to
this thinking, those societies more advanced in evolution should rule
those less advanced. Those less advanced as individuals would serve those
who are more advanced.
2. Atheism would Breed Out or even Eliminate non-Productive
According to naked atheistic logic, evolution of the human race requires
breeding out or even terminating those dragging the planet down. This
would mean the humane elimination of the underclass that manifests
inter-generational poverty. Those societies that have shown centuries of
backwardness would also be marked for eradication. War as a means to
terminate those backward societies would be considered a worthy end. With
advanced weapons, war would be waged with less loss of life for the
advanced and productive. Subsequently, in this atheistic view, lands that
have become vacant of (backward) inhabitants would now be populated by
more advanced and productive members of the human race. Hence ultimate
atheism would fulfill the vision of a better world for fewer and more
advanced people. Overpopulation by the under-classes would be perceived
as threatening humanity. Great feelings of love would be cultivated for
those who are high achievers, and lesser love for those who are only
3. Atheism would Transcend the Family
According to full atheistic logic, the family arrangement was merely an
interlude in evolutionary history and can now be transcended. In this
view children should be raised in a communal way under experts who can
maximize their achievements. Even during elementary studies, teachers
would begin deciding what roles their pupils will perform in society as
adults. The menial roles would be done by those of lower I. Q. and
discipline, and the more significant track would be reserved for high
achievers - who can improve the human condition of those seen fit to live
into the next generation and bear children. Some would be raised for
leadership roles in society, and only those would vote. According to this
fully developed atheistic mentality, it is a foolish idea that all kinds
of ignorant people should have the right to choose representatives.
4. Atheism would Institute a New Sexual Approach
A fully evolved atheistic society would have a new sexual approach. This
approach would foster sexual fulfillment of all kinds to maximize
pleasure for the dominant race of super-evolved humans. This approach
might also include raising a subclass of individuals for a high level of
promiscuity and enjoyment by the most evolutionarily "advanced". New
drugs and precautions would be developed for pleasure without the
physical danger of diseases.
5. Atheism would Use Genetic Engineering
In the fully developed atheistic mindset, genetic engineering up until
now has been crude, and it should eventually be possible to breed a
worker class and a ruling class. The ruling class would be made up of
people who are all smart and beautiful, eliminating negative feelings and
producing greater self-esteem and happiness in the road to evolutionary
The above principles are the ultimate implications of atheism and
agnosticism. Of course, today, most atheists and agnostics will vehemently
disagree with these conclusions. Yet history has already shown only too
clearly that a society can be indoctrinated to accept them. Indeed,
some of these ideas were put into practice by Adolph Hitler, who used
naturalist/evolutionary theory to justify exterminating much of the Jewish
race in Europe for the evolutionary advancement of the Aryan race. The
subtitle of Darwin's seminal book was "Preservation of favored
races in the struggle for life". Hitler said that in the great struggle
among the races, the Jewish race was inferior. [Nazi doctrine also viewed
African races as inferior.]
The above principles were also anticipated in the description in Aldous
Huxley's Brave New World (a prophetic warning on his part).
Most of today's atheists do desire to have a truly humane
society - without God. Yet the above principles are irrefutably the
ultimate result of consistent relativistic and naturalistic logic. One
can see that such a world would be dark, cold, merciless and tragic.
Truly, without God human society is heading for trouble. Biblical ethics
- based on the Torah and the Sermon on the Mount as taught
by Yeshua - are the foundation for humane human society. Our ethic is
Theistic, an ethic based in the will of God and the view that
every human being is sacred because he or she is created in the Image of
We seek your prayers that our former Messianic Jewish young adults who
currently profess atheism or agnosticism will come to see the very
shocking ramifications of the naturalistic world view.
By Daniel Juster
Dan Juster leads the overall ministry Tikkun International
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15:43 04Mar14 CK -
Thank you for this insightful and probing article which
illustrates our present dilemma here in the west. We are not
amoral beings without a free-will. Which logic and science would
like us to believe to further indulge our vices without conflict.
We are heading toward a captivity where the church will either
rise up and live for God openly or decline biblical truth. Having
a relative who is an atheist has made me cry a lot in my prayer
closet. Because people who don't grasp the theology of the
atheist which is a religion of its own. They don't recognize
the similarities to Hitler's eugenics. If people heard the
last part of your article first everyone who calls themself a
christian would be in prayer.
11:05 05Mar14 Elhanan -
A renowned lifelong atheist and professor of literature at Oxford,
Anthony Flew, after reading some of the works of the former
physicist and orthodox Jew, Gerald Schreoder, namely "The Hidden
Face of God", publicly renounced atheism as illogical.
-- Dr Juster replies: Yes, and he wrote a helpful summary of the arguments. Amazing.
I have followed Flew's career since 1967.
12:10 05Mar14 Shavi -
The fastest growing "religion" in most of the world is atheism.
And most believers today are still ill-equipped to deal with
atheism. My heart bleeds for the nation of Israel where the
majority are "chilunim" in name and atheists in reality. Because we
have lost the power of the Holy Spirit, the world has lost their
fear of God. It is not clever arguments that will convince atheists,
but the demonstration of the love and power given by the Holy Spirit
of the living God. Let us pray for revival of the body of Messiah,
unity, love and power in truth through the Spirit ... and it will
also be a prayer of conviction for those who think that the truth
can be found in atheism.
07:58 08Mar14 Mary Lewis -
What a desolate, dark and depressing world follows the removal of
our God from society! May I recommend Timothy Keller's
book, THE REASON FOR GOD, which, in its final half presents the
resonable and Holy Spirit centered antithesis of what you have
presented. Praying for open hearts and minds of our brothers
and sisters walking in desolation without our glorious Messiah!
As Augustine said, "Our hearts are restless till they find their
rest in Thee!"
-- Dr Juster replies: I am wure that Keller's book would be very good. He is an
What most troubles me is that people are
blind of the implication of their naturalistic atheism. If they
could say, yes it is terrible, but they expect a world where all
will be treated well, in multicultural pluralism, but with a lot
more hedonistic pleasure. They are in such denial.
09:31 10Mar14 Carolyn Morrow -
We MUST always remember what is written in the book of Ephesians,
chapter 6. We (the Body of Christ) do NOT wrestle with flesh and
blood, but with principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness,and
spiritual wickedness in heavenly places. The puppets we see here
that have their heart set on the destruction of the Israeli
people and their nation, have had the same agenda for thousands
of years! THANK the LORD for the TRUTH making us free as we
choose to continue to seek the TRUTH, not the lies of
-- Dr Juster replies: I was just thinking of this verse today and how important it is
in all of this.
Also in this issue of the newsletter:
Daniel Juster's article in French: Refexions Sur L'atheisme
Moshe Morrison: Purim - Consequences & Opposition
Hannah: Tents of Mercy Network Marriage Retreat
Leon Mazin: Love, Hope and Faith
Asher Intrater: Two Sticks Prophecy
Anja: Our Translator Teams