This is something seemingly new under the sun — Jews and Christians united because of their faiths, not despite them.
Reducing the stature and dignity of human beings to that of animals is the whole project of Darwinism or materialism, whatever you want to call it, in a nutshell.
Egnor he nails it by noting that Shallit, not uniquely, falls victim to the mereological fallacy.
Think, for example, of the late Stephen Hawking and how his fevered pronouncements in his final years were received.
Maxim Loskutoff recounts the time he and his girlfriend were threatened by a grizzly bear while hiking in Montana.