Are Christianity and Religion the Biggest Evils in History?
Non-Christians (including Muslims, cultists, atheists, and leftist extremists) make all sorts of accusations against Christianity or religion in general. Their accusations against Christianity are always false and often their accusations against religion in general are deeply flawed.
Appearing below are a couple articles dealing with several of these major accusations.
Atheism versus Christianity
Atheists like to promote the false argument that religion has killed more innocent people than any other force in the history of mankind.
Is that really true about those people professing the Christian religion?
Actually, according to Vox Day in THE IRRATIONAL ATHEIST, atheist regimes in the 20th Century (such as Soviet Russia and Communist China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cambodia) alone killed and murdered about 153.3 million people for philosophical, political and economic reasons. Meanwhile, in 2,000 years of history, people misrepresenting the Christian faith (which clearly teaches non-violence and even kindness toward its enemies) killed and murdered only about 1.65 million, or 93 times less the number of people in 20 centuries compared to only one century of atheist murders!!!
Democide* Statistics, Christianity vs. Atheism
|Category||Number of People Murdered|
|Atheist Democide in 1 century||153.36 million people|
|Christian Democide in 20 centuries||1.65 million people|
* Democide includes genocide, political killings and murders, and mass murder.
Of course, atheist regimes may also build hospitals, schools and cities, but so do Christians and Christian nations. Even Hollywood, which is located by the way in a city built by Christians called Los Angeles or City of the Angels, recognizes this fact. After all, have your never heard of the TV show ST. ELSEWHERE?
Clearly, however, atheist authoritarianism is totally inimical to the lives of all people everywhere. And, atheists should stop their vicious, deceitful slander of Christianity and Christians.
– Source: www.godandscience.org.
Religious Wars Account for Only 7% of All Wars
According to the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WARS by Charles Phillips and Alan Axelrod, religious wars account for only 7%, or 123 of the 1,763 wars in recorded human history.
It is important to note that 66 of those religious wars, more than 50%, involved Islam, the so-called “religion of peace.” Yet, Islam did not even exist as a religion for 3,000 years of recorded human warfare!
Furthermore, only one of the U.S.A.’s 17 wars, the current “War on Terror,” has involved any religious entanglement (once again against violent, sexist Muslim tyrants), despite the fact that the United States has been one of the most religious nations in the past 239 years of its existence.
In that light, please note that the Christian Crusades, especially the first one, were actually a defensive action against the barbarity, violence and warmongering of Islam and its Satanic scriptures, the Quran*.
Thus, when liberal atheists like Sam Harris (on page 12 of his book THE END OF FAITH) say that humanity’s tendency to slaughter one another “generally have their roots in religion,” he’s not telling the truth. Far from it!!!
Remember these facts next time you run up against an irrational atheist or loony secular progressive ranting or frothing at the mouth against religion, Christianity, God, the Bible, or “the religious right.”
For a defense of the historical truth of Christianity and Jesus Christ’s sacrificial deathj and resurrection, see “You Can Trust the Easter Story!” at http://www.movieguide.org/news-articles/you-can-trust-the-easter-story-2.html.
– Source: www.godandscience.org.
* Please also note that several passages in the Quran say its okay to lie to Non-Muslims, or even to kill them: Suras 2:106, 2:191, 2:225, 3:28, 3:54, 4:89, 8:12, 9:3, 9:5, 9:29, 16:106, 40.28, and 47:3.
Note: Pictured above are some political prisoners in one of the gulags in the Soviet Union.