Consider the blood chilling news . Literate Brown students might be familiar with the Russian novelist ( good things do come out of Russia ) Dostoevsky's insight : " If God does not exist , then everything is permitted ".
Contempt for religion is no way to defend the higher values of Western Civilization. No Orthodox Jew will be a disciple of atheist Ayn Rand in politics . Christ's "Sermon on the Mount " impresses them more than Rand's " Virtue of Selfishness ".