Brian Mc Clinton in his letter (June 19) states atheism “implies no moral code whatsoever” and also that “Humanism is a positive philosophy of being “good” without God.”
The abstraction goodness is verified in human behaviour as is evil.
If the propensity for good and evil is innate, then life without a moral code is egocentric; sin is personal and virtue is social.
In my years living in Central Africa I never once came across a clinic or dispensary run by humanists or atheists. The greatest exemplar we have for human behaviour is Jesus Christ and I challenge Brian Mc Clinton to name any atheist who could match him for truth, insight into our frailties and inspiration for our social lives.
George McNally, Londonderry