Chuck Colson: "Secular Materialists" Cannot Love Autistic People
Please do not imply that only people who share your beliefs can perform some basic activity, like getting married or loving one's children.
Chuck Colson, evangelist and criminal, has a grandson with autism. Mr. Colson has written a column in which he explains how his daughter's love for him has inspired and humbled him. All that is very nice.
It’s a kind of love that the secular, materialistic worldview cannot account for, much less inspire. The best explanation it can give is a condescending, Darwinian explanation for altruism. In this account, a parent’s self-sacrificing care for the child isn’t altruistic at all. It is merely a way of assuring that our selfish genes are passed on.
So because I do not believe in God, according to Mr. Colson, I cannot understand my own parents' love for me. He shows how unselfish he is by suggesting that only people like him can be unselfish.
Chuck Colson is gross. People who believe only Christians are capable of real love are bigots.