Bill, how can you say that Christianity is not even indirecxtly responsible for the greate
Bill, how can you say that Christianity is not even indirecxtly responsible
for the greatest atrocities know to mankind.
1. Crusades - the senseless slaughter of Arabic peoples defending their
lands against European peasants who have been promised eternal
and everlasting life if they participate by Christain
Overlords. What is worse is that such senseless invasions are
still considered almost hero-like.
2. Overpopulation - In order to strengthen their armies the Catholic Church
actively encouraged an increase in population. This caused
widespread overpopulation, instigating famine and plague
throughout medieval Europe.
3. Subjugation of Women - Christianity through the agency of aggressive
global politics spread its' "Women are Evil" and "Women are
not capable of thinking or making decisions so do not waste
time educating them" doctrine throughout the world.
4. Destruction of Culture - Throughout the last 500 years Christianity has
actively sought to undermine local religions of all cultures
it met. In this way it instigated the destruction of cultures.
5. Inquisitions - The Spanish Inquisition and American Witch Hunts were
unforgiveable use of Christianity as a justification for mass
cruelty and slaughter. The majority of the victims were women
suffering at the hands of a male-dominated church.
6. Racism - Christianity has been used by Hitler, Mussolini and the Ku
Klux Klan as means to justify their slurs against fellow
humans of differing genetic pools.
7. Discouragement of Learning - Besides virtually banning 50% of the
population from education (ie women), the church has
continually shown a propensity to conceal scientific
information not supporting their dogma. Their are many
examples of this throughout history, the most famous being the
harrassment of Galileo.
8. Anti-environmentalism - Until very recently when many churches have done
a complete backflip, the church has taught it's flock that the
Earth was created for Man to do with as he will. As a result
(and this is in direct opposition to the stance taken by many
of the cultures that Christianity has destroyed) the general
trend in our society is, if it's economically viable, dig it
up, cut it down and throw it away.
Need I go on.
Ever heard of the Mahdi? And as the war propaganda from World War I
tells, god wanted to punish the French and the Brits through the
hands of the German. Incidentally, the others had it the other way
around. Show me how many wars you can find where religion has not
lend a helping hand.
Do not forget, bombing Iraq is doing god's work.
Good joke, every non religious war falls back on the atheists?
Go ahead, how many wars have been declared by atheists compared
to how many wars have been started by religious believers.
I do understand now why you attack logic so much.
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