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What about Chrisitanity and atheism - to Rick

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 16, 2006 at 18:18


> Brian, like Bill said some of the greatest mass murderers of the twentieth century were all atheists like you. Stalin, Hitler, Mao-tse-tung, Pol Pot, Lon Nol, and Castro just to name a few.

Please, gentlemen ! War on Islam is certainly a war where non-Islamic religions are important and should be supported as much as possible! But don't think atheists are criminals and don't care about Islam. On the contrary! They have more to lose if Islam wins than anyone else of you believers. Christians and Jews may pay jizya and continue to live as slaves. Atheists have no such chance ! They are for Muslims worse than cattle and swine! They are not even subhumans. To deny Allah's existence is a monstrosity in a Muslim's eyes! They will be the first to be exterminated by Islam...I am sure many atheists are quite aware of the fact , therefore they are ready to act sincerely against Islam.

One more remark. Stalin started a career to become an Orthodox priest. He attended a church seminary. His mentality was dogmatic and "orthodox". He seems to have supplanted -and not abolished - God in the Soviet Union.
Hitler was a Catholic and never left the Catholic church and has never been excomunicated by Rome. I have never seen anything by him suggesting he was an atheist. On the contrary , providence and God appear quite often in his vocabulary whatever meaning he might have given the terms.

As to Mao , in Chinese religion God seems to play a minor role if whatever. Spirits (especially of the ancestors) and demons and ghosts are more crucial and ubiquitous...But why be just a spirit if you had a chance to become "a son of heaven" (Chinese emperor's official name) by abolishing all the spirits and demons people had been loyal to so far ? It's harder to define what "atheist" means in Chinese culture.

As to the rest I can't say anything definite. I don't know. So probably in those cases you're right.

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