Your [Rauser's] parable seems to have a few inaccuracies in it. I’m no fan of Rick Warren, the archetypal “Megachurch pastor”, but he does reverse tithe. Do you? Does Singer or any other of the people whose writings you mention? Do you even know what he’s done to alleviate global poverty and AIDS?
And you distort the way that atheists and those of liberal political bent go about their politics. To correct this, you’d have the atheist interfere with a conservative Christian trying to stop the carjackers in the first place, since the carjackers probably came from an underprivileged background.
Then the atheist would pass by the victim who was robbed and beaten, but since he felt bad for him, would enlist government thugs to steal from the Reformed pastor and the megachurch pastor in order fund a bureaucractic committee to aid “people who are beaten and robbed by carjackers”. Then, after skimming most of the money off the top of what they had taken, in order to pay salaries and “raise awareness” for those “beaten and robbed”, they have enough to buy the victim a few bandaids, by which time he has died of exposure. And yet the atheist, though regretting it, could not remove his blinders and see any other way of addressing the issue than the way he had.
You seem to take a very simpleminded view of the issue. Have you ever thought critically about any aspects of the left’s way of going about things? You seem like someone who has bought completely into the party line. Would you consider re-examining whether or not the left’s way of doing things is the most effective way?
To quote an atheist you omit, whose theological learning most likely exceeds yours, “Liberal politics is by and large rationalized survivor guilt.”
(Robert M. Price)