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Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history | csmonitor.com

Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history | csmonitor.com

In his bestseller "The God Delusion," Richard Dawkins contends that most of the world's recent conflicts – in the Middle East, in the Balkans, in Northern Ireland, in Kashmir, and in Sri Lanka – show the vitality of religion's murderous impulse. The problem with this critique is that it exaggerates the crimes attributed to religion, while ignoring the greater crimes of secular fanaticism. The best example of religious persecution in America is the Salem witch trials. How many people were killed in those trials? Thousands? Hundreds? Actually, fewer than 25. Yet the event still haunts the liberal imagination.

Dinesh D'Souza presenting his usual weak arguments and straw men.


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