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Christianity Johnson on 28 Aug 2008 12:03 am

The body count

This is an interesting article that took a lot of research. It shows a body count of the people killed in the name of religion:

a body count total

His calculated total:

Final tally for theism: 2,229,074,100

It’s a nice history lesson.

2 Responses to “The body count”

  1. on 28 Aug 2008 at 9:05 am 1.lazyike67 said …

    Exact numbers please? Oh and do include those who died leaving Cuba, East Germany, North Korea, Vietnam, China & other Atheist Utopias. Those who were pit to death or tortured to death for not converting to Atheism in the various Communist
    purges.

    Oh yea you would NOT want this to be known as it would again disprove the Atheist Utopian
    Mythology.

    Ike

  2. on 28 Aug 2008 at 11:37 pm 2.G Bhuti said …

    Hi Ike,

    Your reply (posted below) seems to justify the millions of dead by God’s hand by referencing that others (communists) kill and murder too.

    Are you suggesting that the Biblical Injunction against murder is false – an untruth?

    For me, the sanctions against violence are a vital part of any religion or philosophy. The many incidents of killing, anger, incest, rape and slavery in the Bible – all with the approval of or on the order of God – points to the fallacy of the Bible as the ‘exact, dictated, inspired and perfect word of God.’

    It’s a book; a book that paints a horrific picture of God. Even Jesus, who comes off relatively well by comparison to the OT God, promises to come back as an avenger.

    My feeling is that to gloss over the terror of any cause – communism, radical Islam, radical Christianity, national or societal – is to fail at any pretense of religion, any pretense of Godliness, any pretense of humanity.

    This is why we must expose, publish and examine the Bible as a guide of our deeds. The violence exposed in the listing of those ‘murdered by God’ does make a point – several of them.

    Comparison to other killings is not a defense. It is – by a failure to be horrified by the killings of both the Biblical God and of Worldly Tyrants – a sanction of further violence.

    Is this what you really wish to do?

    Sincerely,

    RimeBuddha (see Ike’s post below.)

    * * * * *

    Ike wrote:

    “Exact numbers please? Oh and do include those who died leaving Cuba, East Germany, North Korea, Vietnam, China & other Atheist Utopias. Those who were pit to death or tortured to death for not converting to Atheism in the various Communist purges.

    Oh yea you would NOT want this to be known as it would again disprove the Atheist Utopian Mythology.

    Ike”

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