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."