Dan Barker

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Dan Barker

Dan Barker (born June 25, 1949) is a prominent American atheist activist and co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). In 1984, Dan Barker became an ex-christian. Barker was a Christian minister and musician for 19 years.

Dan Barker on the issue of rape

See also: Atheism and rape and Atheism and women

Atheism offers no condemnation of rape and it provides no moral basis a society to attempt to prevent and deter rape. Western atheists often assert there are no absolutes in morality and argue for moral relativism (see: Atheism and morality).

Commenting on Western atheism and rape, the Christian apologist Ken Ammi wrote:

When considering any and every atheist condemnation of any action whatsoever it is of primary importance to keep in mind that they are expressing personal opinions about the act(s) they are condemning. They are merely telling you their personal preferences in the form of morality borrowed from the Judeo-Christian worldview. They are piling unfounded assertion, upon unfounded assertion, upon unfounded assertion, and building a tel of arguments from outrage, arguments from personal incredulity, arguments for embarrassment, etc.[1]

Christian apologist Kyle Butt wrote: "In fact, in my debate with Dan Barker, Barker admitted that fact, and stated that under certain circumstances, rape would be a moral obligation (Butt and Barker, 2009)"[2] (see: Atheist Dan Barker Says Child Rape Could Be Moral).

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