New article for The War on Relativism, coming from Hell's Handmaiden:
Atheists are Bad, Bad People...man Parts I and Part II.
Religion does not do an outstanding job of keeping people in line. This is not just an ad hominem or a tu quoque. By faulting atheism for its purported lack of ability to control human foibles, religion is set up as a standard of comparison. It is placed on a pedestal. If it can be shown that that standard is less than it needs to be, then any criticism of atheism based upon it falls flat. In other words, if atheism can be criticized for not reining in bad behavior, then so can religion, so can appeals to God.