Marianne Delongi Posted 11 months ago Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence Me thinks thou protests too much. Since it is impossible to prove a negative, it's not really worth the trouble to tell a believer that there is no God. It is unfortunate the the desire to "debunk" the scriptures ends up eclipsing the journey and vehicle of the most civilizing influence that mankind has ever undergone. Since every camp imagines that it wants to own Thomas Jefferson (and George Orwell) use Jefferson's premise that the "Jewish Carpenter delivered the most perfect moral system to man that ever was"..not a perfect paraphrase, but it skirts the problem that non-believers have. When Pinky posits that we need to keep doing what we have been doing that was right, it ends up a futile proposition if you are going to ignore the KJV. Better read your Fredrich Nietzsche if you want to understand what you are no longer doing right. It was the great atheist himself that promised when man embarked upon a godless course, he would soon lose a moral imperative.