How to Crush Christopher Hitchen’s Neoatheist Arguments
He admits that atheism admits to any value structure and then makes the argument that those who abused Christianity in relation to their causes. However, I think it would be fair to weigh the relative percentages of each vs. negative and more virulent empirical cases.
But, at least with the Christian value system you have two of the most respected value codes in history, on of which respected legal code after legal code has been based upon. First, you have this in the case of the ten commandments:
“And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD your God…
ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’
TWO: ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’
THREE: ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.’
FOUR: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’
FIVE: ‘Honor your father and your mother.’
SIX: ‘You shall not murder.’
SEVEN: ‘You shall not commit adultery.’
EIGHT: ‘You shall not steal.’
NINE: ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’
TEN: ‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.’
Additionally, you have the issue of accountability with both of these moral systems. The atheists don’t have much of a ground to stand upon to condemn their misfits and malcontents. (Further, even those abuses which can be outlined can be taken away if you take the idolic power structure away. Ultimately, the root cause of all these problms is sin(s), lack of love, and idolatry.