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Essay: About a debate challenge to an atheist
[[Dinesh D'Souza]] took [[Richard Dawkins]] to task for engaging in [[historical revisionism]] when it comes to the atrocities of [[atheism|atheist]] regimes and declared Dawkins "reveals a complete ignorance of history".[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmrRC6zD4Zk VIDEO] 
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In a recent interview D'Souza declared:
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I extended debate offers to the atheists/agnostics Penn Jillette and Kyle Kulinski and predictably they cowardly declined (see: Conservapedia's challenge to atheist Penn Jillette and Debate challenge to new atheist Kyle Kulinski and New Atheist Kyle Kulinski defeated).
{{cquote|Richard Dawkins argues that at least the atheist regimes didn't kill people in the name of [[atheism]]. Isn't it time for this biologist to get out of the lab and read a little history? Marxism and [[Communism]] were atheist ideologies. [[Joseph Stalin|Stalin]] and [[Mao Zedong|Mao]] weren't dictators who happened to be atheist; atheism was part of their official doctrine.
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It was no accident, as the Marxists liked to say, that they shut down the churches and persecuted the clergy...<ref>http://insidecatholic.com/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1053&Itemid=48</ref>}} 
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Atheists/agnostics displaying cowardice in relation to debate offers is certainly nothing new (see: Atheism and cowardice).
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About a contributor to an atheist website and his failure to meet my debate offer
  
*[[Atheism and communism]]
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An atheist website is engaging in historical revisionism about a debate challenge which was issued to them. Of course, this is not surprising given the degree to which atheists have engaged in historical revisionism (see: Atheism and historical revisionism).
  
*[[Atheists and historical illiteracy]]
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First of all, for the record and setting aside atheist claims to the contrary, I have never made the claim that I am a skilled debater. I have repeatedly stated that debates against atheists are very easily won due to the inherent weakness of atheism (see: Rebuttals to atheist arguments and Atheism and debate). Accordingly, consistently winning in exchanges with atheists is not a significant achievement.
  
*[[Atheism and Mass Murder|Atheism and mass murder]]
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Second, a contributor of an atheist website (which is still not notable to have a Wikipedia article about it) never properly accepted my debate offer. The debate offer required the obscure atheist who contributes to the atheist website (A website which is often obsessed with Conservapedia and the User: Conservative account) to make a donation to a Christian relief organization. And I required the donation to a Christian relief organization be held by a trustworthy party/organization. An offer of having a relative of the atheist, who falsely claimed to accept my debate offer, holding the funds certainly did not meet this criteria.
  
*[[Atheism and historical revisionism]]
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Are the atheists who contribute to this atheist website so desperate for a victory that they feel they have to manufacture a faux victory? I realize that they are frustrated that they cannot find a single factual error in the Conservapedia atheism article, but this pathetic attempt at historical revisionism clearly shows that they lack machismo!
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Dinesh D'Souza stated in another interview:
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{{cquote|As one writer put it, “Leaders such as Stalin and Mao persecuted religious groups, not in a bid to expand atheism, but as a way of focusing people’s hatred on those groups to consolidate their own power.” Of course I agree that murderous regimes, whether [[Christian]] or atheist, are generally seeking to strengthen their position. But if Christian regimes are held responsible for their crimes committed in the name of Christianity, then atheist regimes should be held accountable for their crimes committed in the name of atheism. And who can deny that Stalin and Mao, not to mention [[Pol Pot]] and a host of others, all committed atrocities in the name of a Communist ideology that was explicitly atheistic? Who can dispute that they did their bloody deeds by claiming to be establishing a “new man” and a religion-free utopia? These were mass murders performed with atheism as a central part of their ideological inspiration, they were not mass murders done by people who simply happened to be atheist.<ref>http://www.churchinhistory.org/pages/atheism/805-answering-atheists-regarding-war.htm</ref>}}
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[[Karl Marx]] said "[Religion] is the opium of the people".  Marx also stated: "[[Communism]] begins from the outset (Owen) with atheism; but atheism is at first far from being communism; indeed, that atheism is still mostly an abstraction."<ref>http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1844/manuscripts/comm.htm</ref>
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[[Image:Khvhkgfiy.jpg|right|thumb|[[Vladimir Lenin]] ]]
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[[Vladimir Lenin]] similarly wrote regarding atheism and communism: "A Marxist must be a [[materialism|materialist]], i. e., an enemy of religion, but a dialectical materialist, i. e., one who treats the struggle against religion not in an abstract way, not on the basis of remote, purely theoretical, never varying preaching, but in a concrete way, on the basis of the [[class struggle]] which is going on in practice and is educating the masses more and better than anything else could."<ref>http://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1909/may/13.htm</ref>
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Dr.  R. J. Rummel, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii, is the scholar who first coined the term [[democide]] (death by government).  Dr. R. J. Rummel's mid estimate regarding the loss of life due to communism is that communism caused the death of approximately 110,286,000 people between 1917 and 1987.<ref>http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/COM.ART.HTM</ref> The atheism in [[communism|communist]] regimes has been and continues to be [[militant atheism]] that has committed various acts of repression including the razing of thousands of religious buildings and the killing, imprisoning, and the oppression of religious leaders and believers.<ref>http://books.google.com/books?visbn=0300103220&id=ChRk43tVxTwC&pg=PA165&lpg=PA165&ots=ICIxg28Jud&dq=a+century+of+violence+in+soviet+russia+the+Russian+Orthodox+clergy&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=C9k9Hr7Vn222WCHf_1iSJOHVsgo#v=onepage&q=&f=false</ref><ref>http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/ecumenism/frroman1.aspx</ref><ref name="ny">http://www.nysun.com/article/23082?page_no=1</ref><ref name="jjl">http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/5/7/120250.shtml</ref><ref name="mim">http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1058/is_26_116/ai_56249447</ref><ref name="daily">http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=35818</ref><ref name="china">http://theworldnow.wordpress.com/tag/around-the-world/asia/china/</ref> In the atheistic and communist Soviet Union, 44 anti religious museums were opened and the largest was the 'The Museum of the History of Religion and Atheism' in [[Leningrad]]’s Kazan cathedral.<ref>http://bedejournal.blogspot.com/2008/12/merry-anti-christmas.html</ref>
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== Atheist mass murders in history and the historical illiteracy of many atheists ==
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As far the [[History of Atheism|history of atheism]] in the 20th century, many atheists are not aware of the [[Atheism and Mass Murder|many murderous atheist regimes]] which inhabited this historical period (see: [[Atheists and historical illiteracy]]).  Part of the reason why many atheists are unaware of widespread atheist atrocities during this period is due to [[atheist indoctrination|atheistic indoctrination in public/secular schools]].
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=== Atheists attempting to deny/minimize the roles of atheism/atheists in atheist atrocities ===
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''See also:'' [[Atheism and the no true Scotsman fallacy]]
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Atheist apologists commonly try to minimize or deny the role of atheism/atheists as far as atheist atrocites.<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmrRC6zD4Zk Atheists Dodge Their History of Atrocities]</ref><ref>[http://creation.com/atheism Atheism]</ref><ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2011/04/mailvox-no-true-atheist-defense.html Mailvox: the "No True Atheist" defense]</ref>  It is as if no true atheist could be involved in mass murder (see also: [[Atheism and Mass Murder|Atheism and mass murder]]).<ref>[http://voxday.blogspot.com/2011/04/mailvox-no-true-atheist-defense.html Mailvox: the "No True Atheist" defense]</ref>
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Atheism was an integral tenet of Maxist-Lennism/[[Maoism|Maoist]]/[[Stalinism]] [[communism]] (see: [[Atheism and communism]]).
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For more information, please see: [[Atheism and the no true Scotsman fallacy]]
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== Atheism/evolutionism and illegitimate historical revisionism ==
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Atheists/[[evolution]]ists commonly engage in historical revisionism in order to illegitimately distort the historical record (see: [[Atheism and historical revisionism]]).
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== See also ==
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*[[Atheism and historical revisionism]]
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*[[Atheists and historical illiteracy]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins' cult of personality]]
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*[[Atheism and mass murder]]
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*[[Atheistic communism and torture]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins' commentary on Adolf Hitler]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins and pseudoscience]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins and Creation Ministries International]]
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*[[Richard Dawkins and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach]]
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*[[Resources for leaving atheism and becoming a Christian]]
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== Recommended books ==
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*Dimitry Pospielovsky, (December, 1987), ''A History of Marxist-Leninist Atheism and [[Soviet Union|Soviet]] Antireligious Policies'', Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0312381328
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*Dimitry Pospielovsky, (November, 1987), ''Soviet Antireligious Campaigns and Persecutions (History of Soviet Atheism in Theory and Practice and the Believers, Vol 2)'', Palgrave Macmillan, ISBN 0312009054
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*Dimitry Pospielovsky, (August, 1988), ''Soviet Studies on the Church and the Believer's Response to Atheism: A History of Soviet Atheism in Theory and Practice and the Believers, Vol 3'', Palgrave Macmillan, hardcover: ISBN 0312012918, paperback edition: ISBN 0312012926
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== References ==
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[[Category: Richard Dawkins]]
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Revision as of 13:21, 23 November 2015

Essay: About a debate challenge to an atheist

I extended debate offers to the atheists/agnostics Penn Jillette and Kyle Kulinski and predictably they cowardly declined (see: Conservapedia's challenge to atheist Penn Jillette and Debate challenge to new atheist Kyle Kulinski and New Atheist Kyle Kulinski defeated).

Atheists/agnostics displaying cowardice in relation to debate offers is certainly nothing new (see: Atheism and cowardice). About a contributor to an atheist website and his failure to meet my debate offer

An atheist website is engaging in historical revisionism about a debate challenge which was issued to them. Of course, this is not surprising given the degree to which atheists have engaged in historical revisionism (see: Atheism and historical revisionism).

First of all, for the record and setting aside atheist claims to the contrary, I have never made the claim that I am a skilled debater. I have repeatedly stated that debates against atheists are very easily won due to the inherent weakness of atheism (see: Rebuttals to atheist arguments and Atheism and debate). Accordingly, consistently winning in exchanges with atheists is not a significant achievement.

Second, a contributor of an atheist website (which is still not notable to have a Wikipedia article about it) never properly accepted my debate offer. The debate offer required the obscure atheist who contributes to the atheist website (A website which is often obsessed with Conservapedia and the User: Conservative account) to make a donation to a Christian relief organization. And I required the donation to a Christian relief organization be held by a trustworthy party/organization. An offer of having a relative of the atheist, who falsely claimed to accept my debate offer, holding the funds certainly did not meet this criteria.

Are the atheists who contribute to this atheist website so desperate for a victory that they feel they have to manufacture a faux victory? I realize that they are frustrated that they cannot find a single factual error in the Conservapedia atheism article, but this pathetic attempt at historical revisionism clearly shows that they lack machismo! Category:

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