I think that if we are simply educated animals, I have more questions than I do explanations.
And what parent wants to be in that spot?
Because if a lion can eat his brother without reason, I find it increasingly difficult to explain things like morals and ethics and propriety.
I think that being a human is different.
And humans matter.
Quite frankly, I think we are either something unbelievable or nothing at all.
So it is that I ask a simple question of the naturalist: Since you say that the reality of evil causes you, a human being, to disbelieve in God, what is your definition of being human? Are we merely educated animals, different to the animal world only in degree, in which case there is no reason for us to act any differently than the animals, and evil as a category cannot exist? Or are we essentially different, equipped with a sense of moral responsibility that is inescapable and subject to a different set of rules?
-Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale, Why Suffering?