It's funny you should use racism as an attack on evolution. Must I remind you that the grand majority of racists in the USA were or are Christian? The Europeans who owned slaves were Christian.
So do you also justify killing people because Jeffery Dahmer did? What I find ironic is your logic that says: If so and so does it, then if we do it it's not that bad.
The fact that Darwin was racist (Dont't know if he was, nor do I care) is entirely irrelevant. He could have felt that woman had mind reading powers, but it wouldn't matter either. All that matters is his theory of evolution, anything else about him is completely irrelevant.
You do have to say that because there are some pretty bad things about him. But does that also mean that you guys will also consider it irrelevant any Christians past? I don't think so. So unless your side is willing to treat people the way they want to be treated, the past history of Darwin will be posted again and again. We will stop when you do.
Also, white people did evolve from black people, but that doesn't exactly make them more evolved. It makes them better suited to THEIR environment when there wasn't technology to make it so anybody could survive. If you were to look at it through conventional means, even, black people would be the ones that are better fit. If you look around, you'll find that the same way men are naturally stronger than females, black people naturally have better bodies in terms of muscles and the like.
There is not way to justify the racism that evolution plainly shows,and will not back down. Why do you think the KKK loves the theory so?
But, that's also irrelevant. My point is that racism is and was everywhere, evolution was no driving force of it. Many people have used religion to justify racism, that doesn't mean that racism is promoted by God, does it?
Still trying to justify it. It's okay because someone was already doing it, right? I hope society never applies that to everything. it would be a lawless evil world.
Now for the point of this thread as a whole. My morals and my ethics come from myself, from what my conscious naturally decides is right and wrong. It is not dictated by a religion, which is why I don't disagree with g*y marriage and stem cell research(things that have no reasoning against them other than religion.) I do feel it's wrong to hurt others. I do feel it's wrong to kill others. You may ask, why do you care if you're an atheist? I care because I'm human. While I don't think i have to balance my actions so i won't go to hell, I have empathy. I know what pain feels like, and I don't want others to feel it. I know what it is to experience sorrow and heartbreak, and i don't want others to have to experience the same.
First part of that quote is a perfect example of humanism. "I" decide what's right or wrong, "I" decide how to live my life. That's why I believe the way I do. And because I hate religion, all those who disagree, and all that is wrong with the world is their fault, right? Then you turn around and add some good to your post in hopes that it balances out the bad you just listed. What this shows is that you know it's wrong, or you would have stuck to your guns and not cared what people thought.
The biggest claim here is that you can't have ethics without religion, because religion is a foundation. I find that incredibly funny because we've all seen how throughout history, religion has also been a major foundation for death and lack of morals as well.
Edit: Well for some reason, I can't quote Ron's post, so this is a reply to his second to last post.
I guess no one has ever shown you the long list of non-religious people who killed and murdered in history.
128,168,000 VICTIMS: THE DEKA-MEGAMURDERERS
61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State.
35,236,000 Murdered: The Communist Chinese Ant Hill.
20,946,000 Murdered: The Nazi Genocide State.
10,214,000 Murdered: The Depraved Nationalist Regime.
19,178,000 VICTIMS: THE LESSER MEGA-MURDERERS
5,964,000 Murdered: Japan's Savage Military.
2,035,000 Murdered: The Khmer Rouge Hell State.
1,883,000 Murdered: Turkey's Genocidal Purges.
1,670,000 Murdered: The Vietnamese War State.
1,585,000 Murdered: Poland's Ethnic Cleansing.
1,503,000 Murdered: The Pakistani Cutthroat State.
1,072,000 Murdered: Tito's Slaughterhouse.
4,145,000 VICTIMS: SUSPECTED MEGAMURDERERS
1,663,000 Murdered? Orwellian North Korea.
1,417,000 Murdered? Barbarous Mexico.
1,066,000 Murdered? Feudal Russia.