Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Being reasonable

Dennis Prager's "Judeo-Christian Values: part III" is out. He employs history as he argues against using reason alone as a basis for values:

[T]he era following the decline of religion in Europe led not to unprecedented moral greatness, but to unprecedented cruelty, superstition, mass murder and genocide. But believers in reason without God remain unfazed. Secularists have ignored the vast amount of evidence showing that evil on a grand scale follows the decline of Judeo-Christian religion.

He works through four points on why reason cannot stand alone, and he closes with this brutal blow:

But if you want a quick evaluation of where godless reason leads, look at the irrationality and moral confusion that permeate the embodiment of reason without God -- your local university.

Once again, the man is all over it.