Who burned hundreds of thousands of people at the stake for being witches or heretics? Who gave plagued infected blankets to Indians who refused to convert? The list goes on but it’s not a very fun game. We are all sinners, right?
The Catholics, mostly. Who, if we will recall, are perfectly cool with "theistic evolution."
Who gave plagued infected blankets to Indians who refused to convert?
Nobody. The British gave plague infected blankets to the Indians because these tribes were supporting the French against the British. A nasty rotten thing to do, but was a political act.
The list goes on but its not a very fun game. We are all sinners, right?
Yes, but some more destructively than others.
Consider the following comments by Dinesh D’Souza concerning a debate he had with Allen Colmes regarding the Inquisition:
“When you cannot defeat a man’s argument, you should never fear: you can always call him names. The point Colmes was doing his best to obscure was my very damaging claim that atheism, not religion, is responsible for the mass murders of history. My book has chapter and verse on this. The Spanish Inquisition, for instance, killed some 2,000 people over a period of 350 years. That’s 2,000 too many, but it’s also about how many an atheist regime like Stalin’s killed on a good weekend. I show that during the twentieth century the atheist regimes of Stalin, Hitler and Mao murdered more than 100 million people. Doing the math and even adjusting for population differences over the centuries, I write that “the deaths caused by Christian rulers over a thousand year period amount to only 1 percent of the deaths caused by Stalin, Hitler and Mao in a space of a few decades.” We’re not even counting the additional millions of casualties produced by second-tier atheist killers like Pol Pot, Ceausescu, Castro, Hoxha, and Kim Jong-il.”
Therefore, if you take the body-bag approach to evaluating the worthiness of a political idea, you have to follow through. Or, as my criminal law prof used to always say, you buy the bit, you buy the bridle. Darwinism has consequences. It may not be a positive inspirational force that provides a focal point that drives people to kill in the name of some deity. Rather, it is the negation of a profound and beneficial human inhibition against the killing of one’s fellow humans for small, inconsequential, uninspiring reasons. For that, it is a hundred times worse than its philosophical counterpart, and the death statistics cited above reflect that ratio.
Hundreds of thousands? Really?
“burned hundreds of thousands of people at the stake for being witches or heretics”?
Try a few dozen. You relish your ignorance, don’t you, since it supports your hatred of God?
Please provide prof for the numbers in your statement
“burned hundreds of thousands of people at the stake”
since the best guess I’d ever heard was maybe 10,000 tops and only because the average given was about 100 years at upto 100 per year. That is bad enough by itself but then none of us were there nor do we know all the details.
Another thing not mentioned is other genocidal acts by comparison nor how much even my figures may have been exaggerated since these were devilish acts purported by supposed christians - gasp.