> On Monday, November 05, 2001 3:57 PM J. R. Molloy firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > Excellent point, and one that reminds us that, unlike theists, atheists
> > wage religious wars. The millions murdered by socialist totalitarianism
> > the victims of ideology, not any pogrom against supernaturalism.
> Not completely true. The Soviets, e.g., did murder a lot of people because
> of their religion, especially the Patriarch and clergy in the Russian
> Orthodox Church. They also made the life of believers much harder all
> around. This goes on to this day. Witness China's policy to Tibetan
> Buddhists and to that cult whose name escapes me.
> In these cases, the ideology is the reason for the pogrom against religion.
> None of this is to say atheists are the moral equivalent of theists, but
> atheism in itself does not guarantee one will not murder people with
> differing beliefs, especially theists.
Yes. Those who would use force and even murder against those
with different beliefs than themselves, are morally equivalent.
They are evil.
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