There have been twenty-eight countries in world history that can be confirmed to have been ruled by regimes with avowed atheists at the helm, beginning with the First French Republic and ending with the four atheist regimes currently extant: the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. These twenty- eight historical regimes have been ruled by eighty-nine atheists, of whom more than half have engaged in democidal acts of the sort committed by Stalin and Mao and are known to have murdered at least 200,000 of their own citizens.
The total body count for the ninety years between 1917 and 2007 is approximately 148 million dead at the bloody hands of fifty-two atheists, three times more than all the human beings killed by war, civil war, and individual crime in the entire twentieth century combined. The historical record of collective atheism is thus 182,716 times worse on an annual basis than Christianity’s worst and most infamous misdeed, the Spanish Inquisition. It is not only Stalin and Mao who were so murderously inclined, they were merely the worst of the whole Hell-bound lot. For every Pol Pot whose infamous name is still spoken with horror today, there was a Mengistu, a Bierut, and a Choibalsan, godless men whose names are now forgotten everywhere…
Is a 58 percent chance that an atheist leader will murder a noticeable percentage of the population over which he rules sufficient evidence that atheism does, in fact, provide a systematic influence to do bad things? If that is not deemed to be conclusive, how about the fact that the average atheist crime against humanity is 18.3 million percent worse than the very worst depredation committed by Christians, even though atheists have had less than one-twentieth the number of opportunities with which to commit them. If one considers the statistically significant size of the historical atheist set and contrasts it with the fact that not one in a thousand religious leaders have committed similarly large-scale atrocities, it is impossible to conclude otherwise, even if we do not yet understand exactly why this should be the case.
Once might be an accident, even twice could be coincidence, but fifty-two incidents in ninety years reeks of causation!
An excerpt from Vox day’s “The Irrational Atheist”, Pg: 240-242, Chapter Red Hand of Atheism.
Now, I am not a big fan of Vox-day nor his book, which is very rude, at times. But what would you guys, especially the Atheists, would say to this?
I think I must clear one thing more. I do not believe Atheism kills, just as I do not think that Christianity kills. Personally, whether Hitler was a Christian, he was a very poor one, since I do not know of any tenet of Christianity that says to butcher millions. I will say the same for Stalin, I think he was just an immoral person at heart. Atheism it self does not say to kill, neither does Christianity. but men do, so Stalin butcher millions and so did medieval Christianity.
But I must object to the double standard here, if Atheism does not teaches to kill and yet Atheism has killed as a system, I am not sure than how one can carry this charge to Christianity without obvious bias and prejudice. Since if Atheists kill and that does not mean atheism kills (as it does not teaches so) then by the same rule if Christians kill that does not mean Christianity kills (as it does not teaches so).
So if you are going to hold to one, you must accept the other or concede both. You can’t have both without introducing a double standard.