[Meta] [EVA] Evangelion Theories and thoughts (off topic)
stiletto at tscnet.com
Sat Nov 22 10:16:28 EST 1997
Rick J Federle, Jr a écrit:
> On Fri, 21 Nov 1997 18:08:47 -0600 Cyclone <potas at i-55.com> writes:
> >Rick J Federle, Jr wrote:
> >> >[Off Topic]
> >> Ha! The central teaching of Islam is convert or die. If you
> >> disagree, look up the early history of Isalm. The Crusaders weren't
> >> doing most of the killing.
> >Nearly every Religon in the world has been at that point,
> >including(*especially*) Catholic religon. Just look at the Spanish
> >Inquisition. The mirrior goes both ways...
> Ah, I love it when they bring it up. First of all, the
> Inquisition was confined to a very small group of individuals. Probably
> no more than a dozen (if that) people were executed.
> Now if you want an example, look at Communism. How many MILLION
> did Stalin and Mao slaughter?
Those MILLIONS slaughtered by Stalin were done during the Great Purges.
Stalin's motivation was not one of relgion but of political ones. (I
specialize in Soviet Russian History.) Mao I believe was also one of
political. So this is not a valid argument that Atheists slaughtered in the
name of religion. If you want an argument, look at the Jacobins of
Revolutionary France. Still political, but has a more anti-religious base.
As for the Catholics slaughtering others, we have Bloody Mary, the
Reformation, and the Hundred Years War.
The only religous group I can think of that hasn't gone off slaughtering a
great number of people are the Jews. I could be wrong, but I can't think of
any times in history that has occurred.
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