What was unclear was whether his rage against intelligent design reflected just an isolated problem in his thinking, or whether it’s something more system-wide.
The real test of a worldview is not merely what it explains, but what it makes us deny. Atheism makes us deny objective moral law.
Human beings must have freedom of choice if our actions are to have any meaning beyond the impersonal and predictable outcomes governed by the laws of physics.
What you’d expect is humans more or less on the level of animals — not greatly exceeding them in evil, or greatly transcending them in good.
Nowhere in the animal world do we see evil that comes anywhere close to comparing with the unfortunate depths of evil displayed by humanity.