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.