PZ Myers has a confused Christ complex, apparently. He keeps rattling on about the question of whether Cho was motivated to kill because he believed he was god or because he was insufficiently atheist. Which could it be?
However, in this quote, Cho sounds a whole lot like Myers, Dawkins, or Darwinator:
“You pick out the Weak and the Defenseless and turbo-(expletive deleted) us for your own pleasure and put on faces of devout Christians in front of your parents and strangers,” it read. “You drink your vodka, share needles and go on your escapades on Saturday night and go to church on Sunday morning.”
He added: “You have to search high and low for the Weak and the Defenseless to taunt and terrorize on Monday.”
[Questions Linger, Associated Press, 4/21/07]
Can Cho really be condemned from the perspective of natural selection? I mean, he killed people who were incapable of defending themselves. He survived, they didn’t; what does that matter to evolutionary ethics? Then he killed himself, so evolution goes on.
Evolution is not actually presented as an ethical rationale for anything, or for that matter, against anything; it is presented merely as a process that is supposed to have occurred in the past. The modern liberal believers in the mythical evolution of the past, however, explicitly disavow its significance in the present, supposing that the magical appearance of humanlike thought led to a new paradigm. In the new paradigm, humans create their own reality, including the new biological reality in which natural selection plays no part.
At the moment when humans realized that they were evolved from animals, so we are told, they created a purely god-free, rational, egalitarian, gender-neutral, anti-imperialistic, racially diverse ethic valuing above all the ideal universal human, governed perfectly by the ideal universal state.
In this blissful condition of universal harmony, where perfect humanity is the measure of all things, the State shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.