Utopian Nightmares

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The crimes of religion pale in comparison to those
of secular regimes. This doesn’t justify wrongs done
in the name of Christianity, but it does undermine
unchecked enthusiasm for a godless utopia.

― Scott Klusendorf,
The Case for Life

Delusional optimism

davidbentleyhartBut there is something delusional nonetheless in his optimistic certainty that human beings will wish to choose altruistic values without invoking transcendent principles. They may do so; but they may also wish to build death camps, and may very well choose to do that instead.

― David Bentley Hart
Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution
And Its Fashionable Enemies