My all-time favorite novel is The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, which raises the great moral dilemmas debated by philosophers through the ages and boils them down to one unforgettable dictum: “If there is no God, then everything is permitted.”
— Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, from How Now Shall We Live?, p. 452
[The modernist] goes first to a political meeting where he complains that savages are treated as if they were beasts. Then he takes his hat and umbrella and goes on to a scientific meeting where he proves that they practically are beasts…. In his book on politics he attacks men for trampling on morality, and in his book on ethics he attacks morality for trampling on men.
— G. K. Chesterton, quoted in Tactics by Greg Koukl, kindle location 2026
It is perfectly rational to propose that the universe is indeed without purpose—that what we see is all there is. But to assert that this is so, as Dawkins and Atkins do, is not at all ‘rational’. It is merely a piece of dogma. Indeed, atheism—when you boil it down—is little more than dogma: simple denial, a refusal to take seriously the proposition that there could be more to the universe than meets the eye. To use science to justify such dogma, as these professors do, is a gross misuse of their own trade.
— John Lennox, quoted by Colin Trudge in http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2007/dec/08/society