Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Imagine no religion

The Freedom from Religion foundation is now funding billboards in several cities that say “Imagine no Religion.”

Go ahead, imagine no religion. All you have to do is study Communism, since atheism is a foundation for Communism. The advertisement for The Black Book of Communism says,
As the death toll mounts—as many as 25 million in the former Soviet Union, 65 million in China, 1.7 million in Cambodia, and on and on—the authors systematically show how and why, wherever the millenarian ideology of Communism was established, it quickly led to crime, terror, and repression (Harvard University Press).

When people want to talk about atrocities committed by "Christians," one of the biggest examples is usually the Inquisition. Estimates for the number of people the Roman Catholic Church executed during the Inquisition range from 32,000 to 125, 000.

Even if we assume the higher figure is more accurate, and rounded the number of Inquisition deaths to 100,000, that would mean that in the 20th century alone, atheist-Communists killed about 1,000 people for every one person killed in the Inquisition !

So go ahead, imagine no religion. It’s easy if you try.