I’m not gonna lie, this is partially reactionary, but it annoys me to no end when people glorify atheism and claim that the religious are far less moral.
Stalin killed more people than Hitler— millions in the Ukranian famine and many, many more through purges and general starvation of the Russian people. He also killed many of his own generals and party members.
Kim Jong Il was an atheist, as well, and I don’t think that we need to talk about what an asshole he was. Look at the millions in North Korea still suffering under a Communist Atheist regime.
Jeffrey Dahmer, one of the most infamous serial killers who received 600 years in prison, was an atheist.
Mussolini, who did some pretty messed up crap to both Italy and outside countries such as Ethiopia, was also an atheist.
Mao Zedong’s own Great Leap Forward killed millions of people. He was an atheist.
Idk, man, “I can’t get myself to respect something that killed millions of people.”
Pretty much every group has had and does have its share of douchebags. Not believing in a higher power doesn’t make one morally superior, and many atheists in recent history (ie the past hundred years) have collectively killed billions.
I also think it’s kind of ridiculous for people to be so proud of a lack of belief. Some militant atheists who I know are very quick to talk about their atheism and can’t handle mention of religion without getting red in the face. I heard a girl just last semester in Biology comparing creationists to the KKK.
My point is, no one’s free from the guilt. People from basically any belief system have done some pretty atrocious things.