Talk:Atheism and Mass Murder

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Anti-Theism and Mass Murder?

Not all communist were atheist. Stalin was an admitted deist, Hitler a self-proclaimed Catholic. They were both anti-theist (towards religion other than their own). This article should be renamed "Anti-Theism and Mass Murder"

Hitler was an atheist and believer in evolution. He was also a proven liberal. Don't try and split hairs to support your liberal agenda. Open your eyes and embrace God! Myrobi 09:13, 27 February 2010 (EST)

Just a quick correction to the preceding comments: Stalin was an atheist and Hitler was a catholic who later eventually despised God in his later years (but that's my opinion and it is still unconfirmed). Hitler was a fascist, not a liberal. Hitler was a Right winged socialist (AKA Fascist and Statist dictator; Liberal on economic issues, but conservative on social issues). Hitler would've been your typical demopublican. He endorsed imperialism and genocide through his promotion of scientific racism. Nashhinton 10:29, 24 September 2011 (EDT)

"Who cares what liberals think?"

Personally, I found Malirin's contribution to this passage to be rather valid, and especially the first paragraph struck me as particularly well-written. The second paragraph could have used better wording. But to see this whole passage reverted with just a "Who cares what liberals think" saddens me. --Maquissar 22:05, 26 February 2010 (EST)

Conservapedia is not a dumping ground for liberal and atheist apologetics and excuses. If readers really want that, they can head on over to wikipedia and drink their fill. DouglasA 22:46, 26 February 2010 (EST

Offensive?

Does it not occur to anyone that to suggest that to suggest that atheists are more likely to kill masses of people is offensive? Hitler was a very sick man, and everyone knows that, but it doesn't mean that every atheist is as sick as that. It is also constantly asserted that to disagree with this article means that the person disagreeing is automatically dumping their liberal agenda. There are plenty of religious liberal persons, as there are non-religious conservatives.

It must also be mentioned that there have been MANY killers of masses that were religious. --thedrunkencat

We don't care if atheists are offended. --Jpatt 20:32, 21 March 2010 (EDT)

Why not? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joaanes (talk)

Because the truth (and forgiveness) is a more important value than speculation about whether someone may be offended by it.
Also, feigned offense is used as a tool of censorship. Often the offense is fictional.--Andy Schlafly 22:03, 13 May 2010 (EDT)
Sorry for being so blunt. If atheists do not like the truth here well than they have hate for what is written. Should we care they're upset? No. We do care- just not how you want us to. We refuse to confirm you in your sin. We want your conversion and your rightful place in the afterlife, Heaven.--Jpatt 23:19, 13 May 2010 (EDT)
cat, thanks for the input, I added some additional clarification. You input was very helpful as I added some additional data concerning the connection between atheism and mass murder. In addition, I recommended some books on Soviet atheism as well. Also, if there is not a "see also" link to atheism and uncharitableness, I will add that now. Again, thank you for your input. Lastly, please feel free to write an article on Soviet atheism. conservative 23:39, 13 May 2010 (EDT)
Cat, I also added this resource to the main atheism article: Forced Secularization in Soviet Russia: Why an Atheistic Monopoly Failed Given that you claim to want to be fair, if you want to demonstrate your claimed fairness by putting together a quality Conservapedia article on Forced secularization, Conservapedia would be most indebted to you. conservative 00:01, 14 May 2010
Cat, I also added this excellent resource to this article and the main atheism article: Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history by Dinesh D'Souza. Given that you displayed an interest in being fair minded, I would certainly suggest reading that article. conservative 00:19, 14 May 2010 (EDT)

So let me get this straight...

So you are taking a few key people who happened to be atheist (rather than killing for the sake of atheism) and have now used them to brand all atheists as potential mass murderers. You have also used the "No True Scotsman" fallacy in order to dismiss Christians and other religious folk who have committed murder in the name of the faith. Shouldn't it be the other way around, since generally atheists don't kill people for being religious, but rather because they are political opponents and Christians often kill because people aren't Christians? JohnPaulJonesRevWar 11:20, 29 October 2011 (EDT)

A key people who were responsible for about 140 million deaths under atheistic communism? They must have been very busy those few key people! Conservative 06:12, 16 December 2012 (EST)

Mass murder not preparated by heads of state/governemnet officials

Is the term mass murder in this article refers only to mass killings of dissidents by governemnt or does it also include acts of homicide with multiple victims which were preparated by people not acting on behalf of any government (like the preparators of the Columbine high school massacre)? If its the latter than I think this article should include some info on how atheism was a factor in some of those killings. For example, Kimveer Gill seems to have been an atheist ("I hate god"), there was clearly an influence of Darwinian ideology behind Eric Harris's actions ("Kick natural selection up a few notches") and Finnish mass murderer Pekka-Eric Auvinen was also an atheist and an evolutionist. Should this info be added to the article? If so I would add it myself but editing this article is open to admins only. - Markman 00:56, 17 November 2011 (EST)

French Revolution-related mass murders.

Can someone add in that the French Revolution, which was largely atheistic, also resulted in several attempts at mass murder as well? Most notably the genocide at Vendee? I'd add it in myself, but the article's locked. Pokeria1 19:03, 29 June 2013 (EDT)

Beria

Rapist and mass murder Lavrenty Beria was also an atheist.--JoeyJ 05:22, 5 August 2014 (EDT)

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