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atheism replaced God with the self. that's all they have done.
originally posted by: np6888
To me, we are already gods on a mini-level(including the ability to clone and revive extinct species already). God is merely someone with a computer with much much higher processing power and memory.
The best example of religious persecution in America is the Salem witch trials. How many people were killed in those trials? Thousands? Hundreds? Actually, fewer than 25.
I'm going to use these charts which by the way are very well sourced to prove the OP wrong.....
originally posted by: adjensen
a reply to: ArnoldNonymous
This may help you: The War Audit. This was a BBC funded study to determine the role that religion played in war, and rated all known major conflicts on a scale of 0 - 5, with zero being "religion played no role" and five being "it was all about religion". When they were done, a grand total of three conflicts received a five -- the Muslim conquests, the Crusades and the Wars of Reformation, and the vast majority of conflicts rated a zero.
Here are the relevant charts (right click and open in a new window to see them larger):
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
This was a BBC funded study... ... which by the way are very well sourced to prove the OP wrong.....
History shows us without a shadow of a doubt, that religion was invariably used as a façade to hide the true purpose of all wars of aggression: That is, the consolidation of power through fear and the acquisition of wealth in all its manifestations. www.inthenameofallah.org...
religion ( gets the 1 thru 5 slots) ALL BY ITS SELF got 29 slots
In calculating the role of religion in major wars we focused on five components:
q religion as a mobiliser
q religious motivation and discourse by political leaders
q attacks on symbolic religious targets
q conversion goals
q strong support from religious leaders
The presence or lack of these five factors was the determinant of the role of religion in the given conflict. Due to the nature of this methodology these are debateable findings. For instance one leader may declare simply ‘May God bless us and watch over us’ whereas another may declare that ‘God calls us, his chosen people, to annihilate our enemies’. Both are employing a religious discourse yet there is clearly a difference in severity. Measuring this difference is difficult and our findings had to reflect this. Some components are more straightforward such as religion as a mobiliser. Of the five levels outlined in the table, 0 represents a minimal or virtually nonexistent religious element to the conflict. For instance, in the Korean War religion was marginal to what was a primarily ideological struggle. Whether a conflict is rated 1-5 represents a broad application of the five criteria above. (Source)
All I'm saying is I will NEVER trust anything the mainstream media says.
It will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the power which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity.
Source -Adolf Hitler, in an article headed "A New Beginning," 26 Feb. 1925
We are a people of different faiths, but we are one. Which faith conquers the other is not the question; rather, the question is whether Christianity stands or falls.... We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity... in fact our movement is Christian. We are filled with a desire for Catholics and Protestants to discover one another in the deep distress of our own people.
Source -Adolf Hitler, in a speech in Passau, 27 October 1928, Bundesarchiv Berlin-Zehlendorf
The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means the acknowledgement of the National Socialist state by the Catholic Church. This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion that National Socialism is hostile to religion is a lie.
Source-Adolf Hitler, 22 July 1933, writing to the Nazi Party
24. We demand freedom of religion for all religious denominations within the state so long as they do not endanger its existence or oppose the moral senses of the Germanic race. The Party as such advocates the standpoint of a positive Christianity without binding itself confessionally to any one denomination. It combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and around us, and is convinced that a lasting recovery of our nation can only succeed from within on the framework: The good of the state before the good of the individual
Source: Konrad Heiden, A History of National Socialism, 1935. Translated by Alfred A. Knopf, page 17
The idea of sacrifice first gained visible shape in Christ. Sacrifice is intrinsic to socialism.... The Jew, however, does not understand this at all. His socialism consists of sacrificing others for himself. This is what Marxism is like in practice.... The struggle we are now waging today until victory or the bitter end, is in its deepest sense, a struggle between Christ and Marx. Christ: the principle of love. Marx: the principle of hate.
Source-Joseph Goebbels, Michael: Ein deutsches Schicksl in Tagebuchblattern (Munich, 1929)
When today a clique accuses us of having anti-Christian opinions, I believe that the first Christian, Christ himself, would discover more of his teaching in our actions than in this theological hair-splitting.
Source -Joseph Goebbels, Evangelisches Zentralarchiv in Berlin, 2 March 1934: Hamburg
"Around 1937, when Hitler heard that at the instigation of the party and the SS vast numbers of his followers had left the church because it was obstinately opposing his plans, he nevertheless ordered his chief associates, above all Goering and Gobbels, to remain members of the church. He too would remain a member of the Catholic Church, he said, although he had no real attachment to it. And in fact he remained in the church until his suicide."
(Inside the Third Reich by Albert Speer page 95-96)
originally posted by: haarvik
a reply to: darkwarrior
. . . yes atheists do seek out other atheists just like artists seek out other artists. It's a social thing.