Oft times we nontheists focus on the dangers of religious ideologies. However, there exists within atheism a potential for hate that rivals the bloodiest of religious fanatics. I am talking of 'survival of the fittest.' Evolution itself is predicated on the idea that we have evolved to our current biology as a means to make us superior to other species in the world. This is a fact of nature but need it be a fact of human interaction? Richard Dawkins believes it a terrible idea to base society on survival of the fittest. I have to agree. But there persists a rhetoric that states that different races have evolved differently. For instance, there is this idea that the African American has evolved superior physical abilities whereas the European has evolved a superior mental ability. While Hitler and his ilk may have been of a Christian persuasion and used it to preach an ideology of hate, they equally used the idea that some humans are more evolved than others.
I recently found this website that greatly disturbed me. It's a hate filled site full of white supremacist propaganda. The scariest thing is that it is very persuasive.
Here are a couple of videos of Christopher Hitchens interviewing a white separatist. Another example of how survival of the fittest is used for division. Fortunately, Hitchens handles it beautifully.
My only conclusion is that with the continual and rapid growth of Atheism around the world, we need to be ever mindful of the potential for those that would twist it for division. The remarkable story of our lowly origin and progressive evolution should serve to unify us all, not tear us apart.