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.
Food for thought for sure. Thanks. I agree atheist have a much higher body count. Where I depart is where belief in evolution is akin to atheism.