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Nick705 Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 3:39 PM
Ransom repeats the tired old nonsequitur that most of the killing in the 20th century was caused by people with no religious faith (although one might argue that Hitler was raised Catholic and called himself Catholic all his life, the Japanese followed Shinto from Hirohito to the lowliest private soldier, and the biggest mass-murderer of all, Mao, almost certainly followed one of the Chinese religions like Buddhism) so atheism was the cause of the slaughter. It might be accurate if armies marched into battle headed by a flag proclaiming IN THE NAME OF NO KNOWN GOD, the same way the Christian symbol was carried by the Crusaders, Inquisition and Conquistadors, and the Star and Crescent by Muslim hoards.
Hamilcar Barca Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 4:11 PM
OK Nick, specifically which religion did Mao follow? How often did Hitler attend religious services? You said one might argue that, so argue it. Bring your evidence with you.

The Japanese believed the emperor WAS god. Which is how the modern media seems to treat BHO.
Eric1945 Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 5:21 PM
Excellent reply Hamilcar. Our friend Nick ran out of ammunition just after he began to share that infamous liberal blather which never does make any sense!
Nick705 Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 3:50 PM
People have been slaughtering each other throughout history for worshiping the "wrong" god, or worshiping the "right" god in the wrong way; for much of the 20th century Protestants and Catholics did in Northern Ireland, Sunnis, Baathists and other Muslims did and continue to do in the Middle East, and Christian Serbs committed the biggest post WWII slaughter against Muslims in the old Yugoslavia.
Atheism was not the CAUSE or self-justification for the killings in the 20th century, despite how many times people like Ransom pretend it was, whereas religion has been the cause and justification for slaughter since biblical times. Christopher Hitchens summed it up wonderfully in his great book "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything."
John Ransom, Finance Editor Wrote: Sep 30, 2012 6:07 PM
Evidence Nick...bring facts to bear. Stalin was a seminarian and used the phrase "Thank God" often. One would not argue that Stalin was religious. Nor was Hilter.

Georgia Boy wrote: Actually, President Obama has not raised taxes on anybody, but I think he will raise taxes on the wealthiest (back to historic levels) when he gets his second term. That said, Ransom is just another Rat-wing speculation, pretty much full of bovine manure. -France’s “No Limit” Tax Perfect for Zero

Dear Comrade Boy Georgia,

You’re right about Obama wanting to bring taxes to historic levels, although like most liberals you don’t understand what you are saying. Still, rest assured, if you did understand what you said about taxes at historic levels, you’d be for that too.

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