Dead Teen Understood Implications of Evolution
It is the bitter truth that the theory of evolution implies that no moral absolutes hold sway over the human populace. If it is true that humans evolved from non-living, primordial slime, then any sense of moral obligation must simply be a subjective outworking of the physical neurons firing in the brain. Theoretically, atheistic scientists and philosophers admit this truth. On a pragmatic level, however, when a person or group of people actually allow the theoretical idea to influence their actions, the brutality of evolution’s immorality is brought to light, and its absurdity is manifested.
For instance, recently in Finland an 18-year-old young man named Pekka Eric Auvinen marched into his school, shot and killed seven of his schoolmates and the headmistress. He then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide. When such gruesome carnage occurs, the question that naturally arises is, “Why?” What would drive a young man like Auvinen to commit such horrific atrocities? In Auvinen’s case, the answer is clear.
Auvinen explained the philosophy that led him to commit this dastardly mass murder. On a Web site message board post from before the slaying, he explained that he was a self-avowed “cynical existentialist, anti-human humanist, anti-social social-Darwinist, realistic idealist and god-like atheist.” He went on to state: “I, as a natural selector, will eliminate all who I see unfit, disgraces of human race and failures of natural selection” (“Teen Dead...,” 2007, emp. added). There you have it. The reason he murdered eight innocent people is because he was an atheistic evolutionist who devalued human life and believed that he had the right to destroy any living being who he considered to be less fit than himself.
As much as evolutionists would love to distance themselves from such disgusting displays of immorality, the logical implications of their godlessness tie them indubitably to Auvinen’s actions. The only thing that separates Auvinen from other atheists is that he acted out the logical implication of his atheistic belief. It is high time atheism’s immorality is recognized, repudiated, and exposed for the reprehensible fruit it bears.
“Teen Dead Who Opened Fire on Finnish Classmates, Police Say” (2007), [On-line], URL: http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/europe/11/07/school.shooting/index.html.