Skip to comments.Horrific human toll of 'militant atheism' exposed!
Posted on 03/23/2013 6:54:27 PM PDT by wesagain
"USSR's genocide against Christians largely ignored"
Rwanda: 800,000 dead. Armenia: 1 million. The Holocaust: More than 6 million.
World history is littered with exhibits of the utter brutality of mankind toward his fellow man.
But now a new project under way to recount a history that has not received the attention it deserves, the militant atheist campaign in the former Soviet Union on people of faith.
The staggering death toll of Christians alone, estimates the documentary, Martyred in the USSR, is 12 million.
One and a half times the population of New York. The equivalent of 20 cities the size of Denver. Six times the number of residents of Paris.
The film examines the militant state atheism behind the atrocities of Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and others.
The goal of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the movie makers explain, was the liquidation of religion and the means to achieve this goal included the destruction of churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, religious monuments, as well as the mass deportation of believers to Siberian forced labor camps, which is commonly referred to as the Gulag.
Many houses of worship were converted into bath houses, granaries and museums of atheism, they point out, while atheistic and anti-religious carnivals were frequently held to promote the mockery of religion and religious believers.
By the 1960s, a fourth Soviet anti-religious campaign was under way, and half of the Russian Orthodox...........
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I would like hard numbers if you find any. But from everything I’ve read, the starvation of the kulaks in Ukraine was not due to ineptitude, but done as a plan.
Maybe Scholzenitsen wrote about the nubmers of dead. I’m sure I spelled his name wrong though. I need to order “The Gulag”, I never did finish it because I was visiting someone and read their copy.