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Originally posted by boony
Its funny how religion is blamed for all the violence and wars and deaths, though lets look at atheism's list of horrors;
-- The First Crusade was launched in 1095 with the battle cry "Deus Vult" (God wills it), a mandate to destroy infidels in the Holy Land. Gathering crusaders in Germany first fell upon "the infidel among us,"
Human sacrifice blossomed in the Mayan theocracy of Central America between the 11th and 16th centuries. To appease a feathered-serpent god, maidens were drowned in sacred wells and other victims either had their hearts cut out, were shot with arrows, or were beheaded.
As Saint Bernard of Clairvaux declared in launching the Second Crusade: "The Christian glories in the death of a pagan, because thereby Christ himself is glorified."
Stalins purges kill 61 million conservative figures
Mao Tse Tung Mao's 70 million dead: conservative figures
Pol Pot Roughly 1.5 million again conservative numbers again
People were killed in communist nations for a lot of different reasons. Some were communists who disagreed with those in power and were killed because of that. Some were anti-communists opposed the government and were killed for that. Some were simply in the way or inconvenient and were killed for that. These are political disagreements that people were being killed over, not murder in the name of atheism.
This thread isnt about how good we are and how bad they are. Its not an Us verses Them thing.
Humanity is evil and will corrupt any ideology to drive power and greed.
Stop blaming religion,
I could link a few sites to deaths caused by religions but I wont, go research it for yourself and see the numbers prove my point.
I am just trying to show that mankind is evil.
Evolution is a atheist religion that has caused millions of deaths, we can throw them in under religion as well ... I will stand corrected if you prove me wrong.