You mentioned Salem specifically.<quoted text>
This is an argument - that they didn't do it too much? I don't think Dahmer has people for dinner that often, either.
And it was hardly an isolated incident. History is rife with Christian sadism.
I see. When atheists are involved, it's just a moral failure, not an "utter" moral failure. How convenient.<quoted text>That was a moral failure - a black eye for America, especially the American South.
The belief in gods and an afterlife is a common fact of human nature demonstrated across different cultures for centuries. You atheists must demonstrate how denying your human nature has value.<quoted text>If you want others to value your church, it has to outperfom the alternatives. Isn't that what you were implying that it could do when you posted that ...
No. I was demonstrating how atheism has its own history of brutality, violence and genocide.<quoted text>"the atrocities of godless communist regimes where millions of people were mainmed and killed. The total body count for the ninety years between 1917 and 2007 is approximately 148 million dead at the bloody hands of only 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 thousands of times worse on an annual basis than Christianity’s worst and most infamous bloodbath, the Spanish Inquisition"
Weren't you warning us of the moral turpitude of atheism so that we might value your church more? The slavers were Christians. What use is such a religion if we can do as well or as badly without it?