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I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
I Don't Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges
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2.0 out of 5 stars Hedges has snapped, April 8 2008
"Those who insist we are morally advancing as a species are deluding themselves. There is little in science or history to support this idea."

Hedges is overstating his case here. Yes, there are plenty of scientific utopians who will overstate the "progress" humanity has made in the past 500 years. But the fact is that the Enlightenment and contemporaneous developments elsewhere in the world have accomplished drastic improvements in the treatment of human beings by other human beings. Slavery, once a universal practice sanctioned by warlords and priests like, is now nearly abolished worldwide. Women, long held in brutal submission by cultural mores backed by religious authority,… Read more