Hat tip to Amardeep Sing for his post on Salman Rushdie's article Just give me that old-time atheism! in the Toronto Star. Rushdie, who is always a good read, hits the mark again with a well thought out piece on creationism and intelligent design.
Rushdie writes “It is among the truths believed to be self-evident by the followers of all religions that godlessness is equivalent to amorality and that ethics requires the underpinning presence of some sort of ultimate arbiter, some sort of supernatural absolute, without which secularism, humanism, relativism, hedonism, liberalism and all manner of permissive improprieties will inevitably seduce the unbeliever down immoral ways.
To those of us who are perfectly prepared to indulge in the above vices but still believe ourselves to be ethical beings, the godlessness-equals-morality position is pretty hard to swallow.”
Well said, no?