[ExI] Atheism

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 09:03:59 UTC 2018

I trust you'll concede that the regimes that perpetrated the
atrocities described in the Wikipedia article are not abstract
entities, but formed by persons like you and I. I trust you'll also
concede that these PERSONS committed ATROCITIES in name of atheism. So
please no more of this bullshit that atheists don't commit atrocities
in name of their belief. They do, just like the theocratic
fundamentalists they claim to oppose.

On Sun, Aug 5, 2018 at 11:16 PM, Ben Zaiboc <ben at zaiboc.net> wrote:
> Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Aug 5, 2018, at 2:44 PM, Ben Zaiboc <ben at zaiboc.net> wrote:
> When did you ever hear of anyone committing an atrocity in the name of
> unbelief?
> https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_atheism
> I don't think you understood the question.
> I'm not asking when did you ever hear of a regime trying to enforce atheism
> on a population for political reasons.
> I'm asking when did you ever hear of a person committing an atrocity (or
> indeed anything deserving of the name 'militant',  i.e. involving the use of
> force) in the name of atheism itself?
> I  don't think I've never heard of a single instance of this.
> States will employ force, as they've always done, in order to control the
> population. The most obvious reason for mandating atheism is to remove the
> power of the church. It has nothing to do with the issue of belief, it's
> more like an up-to-date version of Henry the VIII establishing the church of
> england.
> --
> Ben Zaiboc
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