posted on May, 10 2014 @ 03:59 PM
originally posted by: rickynews
originally posted by: AngryCymraeg
a reply to: rickynews
I see. So you bring out the usual list of insane people who were atheists. By the way, Stalin started off as a Russian Orthodox monk. What makes them
worse than the leaders of the Spanish Inquisition, the monks who burnt the histories of the Incas and Aztecs, the leaders of the First Crusade, which
swam in blood in Jerusalem, Louis XIV, Tilly at Magdeburg... where do I stop? All were intensely religious. All had hands drenched in blood.
You still didn't answer - as to whether you think the list of history's known hard-core atheists are either mentally ill, or spiritually
This is like playing Russian roulette with a drunk blind guy. You've predetermined the parameters of your argument and stacked the context in favor of
uhur desired outcome. The "list" which is 3 people you have cherry picked to "prove " to yourself that "real" atheists are mentally and/or spiritually
flawed. Basically you are presenting this as a historical list when that's not the case, it's a list of your own divining.
Personally I think I can name more heinous acts committed in the name of religion the past couple of millennia than I can similar acts perpetrated by
"hardcore" atheists. You're not actually interested in a discussion or learning anything. You only want to perpetrate your own bias and the gleeful
arrogance that comes along with it. If you want to get right down to it, the DSM IV would lead any psychiatrist to diagnose every single religious
prophet, leader etc. inuding And beginning with Moses as mentally ill. People who hear voices and act in them are called schizophrenic in this day and
age. You can disagree with it all day but its a medical fact.
edit on 10-5-2014 by peter vlar because: (no reason given)