They the poor and working class fought a revolution and civil war where the church was also the aristocracy and absolute monarchy, this same thing happened in France and England but you don't complain about the little guy killing the abusing rulers who sat fat in their rich lives while the people starved. It was harder for the Russians to win against the aristocracy which had large support in the Russian Orthodox Church with an army led by the monarchy. This is what created them and why the Russians embraced atheism, but make no mistake to gain freedom from the monarchy , the church had to be destroyed. Stalin furthered this goal when after winning the revolution the church regrouped into the "White Party" which sent him in a insane drive to destroy and burn the churches out of fear and the desire to take absolute control.<quoted text>
I'll do you better. I'll remind you not of the atheist terrorists, but of atheists who carried out pograms against christians through thier government because of their positions of power. Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin. They were both very committed atheists. Both murdered christians by the millions.
It would be no different if they had embraced another form of Christianity it would have been an entirely christian war then with you good Christians killing one another for freedom from oppression. As it worked out in thier case they turned away totally from religion having been abused by it so bad. You know America did nearly the same thing in it's revolution against England, which was an absolute monarchy with the crown behind the Church of England.
America choose to give religious freedom of any religion rather than reject religion altogether.
But it could have happened here like in Russia had there not been separation of the sea between the Church of England and the established churches here it may well have.
Anytime you have a two tiered society with the royals and commoners, if the commoners are starving and have nothing, while the royals have plenty. Well you can understand why the Russians did what they did.