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Originally posted by DerepentLEstranger
reply to post by sk0rpi0n
xtian fanatics were terrorists in their day, and eventually they destroyed society in their quest for dominion
since then i don't think i'd be too off the mark in stating that xtianity has wiped out a billion
Atheists kill people in such vastly greater numbers than any religion EVER
"And the much greater persecution of priests and believers
in 20th Century Atheist tyrannies clearly demonstrates
the murderous anti-theism of Atheists."
"Then you explain why they kill people in such vastly greater numbers
than any religion EVER HAS in all of history!?"
• Russian Civil War (1917-22): 7 to 10 million
• Soviet Union, Stalin's regime (1924-53): 20 million
• People's Republic of China, Mao Zedong's regime (1949-1975): 44 to 72 million
"...secular ideologies were responsible for the murder of 100 million innocent people during the last century
Nobody has died because of religion. When people "kill in the name of religion," they're actually going against what religion teaches.
A man could claim to be killing in the name of Mickey Mouse -- but that is a bad reflection on the man, not on Mickey Mouse.
Atheist Communist regimes, meanwhile, have killed over 100 million of their own people (and that's a conservative number) in just the last 100 years.
They didn't do it in the name of atheism, precisely, but their killing is not going against what atheism teaches. Because atheism, in essence, teaches nothing. Whenever atheism has been installed as the Official State Religion, the state in question has always given itself permission to do unspeakable things. Always.
When God is not, as Dostoyevsky wrote, anything is permitted.