is rocking it out:
In response to someone that said if someone were to murder his child he would care
But the ultimate logical consequence of the atheist viewpoint is that no, I wouldn't. Not in any way that mattered to anyone for more than an infinitessimal instant. One might as well cry over spilled milk.
There is not too much that I take offense at, mild-mannered atheist that I am, but this is really pushing it. I have a low functioning (regressive) autistic child, who has taken 4 years of intensive, invasive, expensive behavior therapy to get him from the state of sitting in a corner poking his fingers in his eyes, to his current mixed state (he is a year ahead academically, but we have had a full-blown Search and Rescue operation this year, several police callouts for less serious escaping, and poo-smearing and outright vandalism incidents are down to weekly rather than daily occurrences.
If I had taken the advice of my TBM family, I would have been reassured that he had a direct line to the CK and he would still be sitting in a corner poking his eyes out and playing with his poos, while people prayed over him. I would not have been able to afford the therapy as I would of course have not only kept breeding, but as the therapy took virtually all my net income, paying a 10% cut from both my husband and myself to the church would have left nothing but prayers for the boy.
Jason's view of atheists would have me euthanizing the boy once we found out how seriously he was affected, and trying again for a healthy one next time. Jason displays a complete absence of understanding of what it is to evolve as an social species, with compassion, empathy, and love as natural consequences.
Ethics and virtues are naturally emergent qualities of self-aware, intelligent, social species - but sadly they are often subject to the perverting influences of organized religion and other artificial authoritarian cultural influences which arose after we started to congregate in groups larger than our social cognitive skill had evolved to handle.
If some of these believers are so mentally unhealthy (presumably from perverted religious indoctrination as children) that they would turn into feral murderers and rapists without having a magical all-seeing eye watching their every move, then we do have a lot to fear from the ones, like Mark Hoffman, who discover that it as all a hoax and go on a rampage.
Jason is an example of the dangers of bad religious indoctrination of children destroying their natural emergent ethics. A warning against those who think Mormonism is a great way to raise children.
When atheists get together to discuss their natural ethical inclinations, cool things happen