Thanks to Ned from the local atheist meet up I saw an article that asserts Atheism’s moral philosophy not consistent with Baylor’s mission, or so says Dr. Roger Olson, a professor of theology in George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Here is his message in a nut shell:
Christians should be the last people to persecute anyone—including atheists. But that doesn’t mean Christians have to accommodate atheism as they tolerate and love atheists.
So far, at least, atheists haven’t demonstrated their concern for others in any organized way.
Except when the AHA and other atheist organizations collected donations from atheists to support disaster relief after the Tsunami struck and after Hurrican Katrina. Nor do we organize to email or write our congressional representatives against laws we disagree with especially laws that take civil liberties away from us and our fellow citizens. There is Camp Quest for secular kids and we also have Humanist Celebrants who provide Humanist, nonreligious, and interreligious weddings, memorials, baby naming, and other life-cycle ceremonies. I think atheists have done as good a job as any group at working to protect their fellow citizens in an organized way.
I only hope we continue to move in the same spirit of cooperation that we have been moving lately because then the nation will be even more aware of the moral and dignified character of their atheist neighbors. Perhaps at that point we can hope to overcome some of the fear that Dr. Olsen so obviously feels towards us and that many others seem to share. I look forward to a day that we don’t need to drag our good works out to prove our morality but I can testify with the best of them if that is what we need to do.