Bible a reliable source
When it comes to the origin of life there are only two possibilities: creation or spontaneous generation. There is no third way . . . . – (George Wald, 1954,
we can deduce that most likely, Mr Wickham as a professed atheist (perhaps like all other atheists) believes in Darwinian evolution.
If that is the case, his continual attack upon the Bible becomes unwarranted because if there is no God, we are all just the unintentional end result of blind chance “dog-eat-dog” survival of the fittest evolutionary processes. Therefore, the ancient Near Eastern life styles portrayed in the Bible (which Mr Wickham has problems with, stating that they were sexist, bigoted and cruel and so on) are simply an outgrowth of the same mindless “dog-eat-dog” survival-of-the-fittest evolutionary processes, so why complain about it?
It’s all just evolution at work. In fact, why complain about and fight against any of the “ills” in society? They are all likewise just natural outgrowths of evolution which knows nothing such as right and wrong.
For example, sexism, stealing, infanticide and genocide (just to name a few) are very common in the animal kingdom and there is nothing wrong about these actions among animals, to which we are said to be closely related in the grand evolutionary scheme of things.
Right and wrong
If evolution is true, then ideas of right and wrong are simply subjective human mental constructs without any basis in objective reality just like what atheists say about the notion of God, so we should all just live and let live.
In reality, though, it is belief in evolution (the bedrock of atheism) which proves to be an unscientific and bankrupt philosophy which ruins intellectually those who adhere to it simply because they