[asa] Atheistic morality at work - a look at the statistics

From: Ryan Rasmussen, P.E. <Ryan.Rasmussen@pulte.com>
Date: Thu Nov 12 2009 - 11:53:07 EST

Some excerpts from Vox Day's - The Irrational Atheist (bold emphasis mine):

"There has only been one officially atheist country in history, the
Albanian dictatorship of Enver Hoxha, which declared itself to be
the world's first atheist state in September 1967.14 However, there
have been twenty-eight countries in world history that can be confirmed
to have been ruled by regimes with avowed atheists at the
helm, beginning with the First French Republic and ending with the
four atheist regimes currently extant: the People's Republic of China,
the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the Lao People's Democratic
Republic, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. These twenty-
eight historical regimes have been ruled by eighty-nine atheists,
of whom more than half have engaged in democidal15 acts of the sort
committed by Stalin and Mao and are known to have murdered at
least 20,000 of their own citizens.16

Country Dates Murders
Afghanistan 1978-1992 1,750,000
Albania 1944-1985 100,000
Angola 1975-2002 125,000
Bulgaria 1944-1989 222,000
China/PRC 1923-2007 76,702,000
Cuba 1959-1992 73,000
Czechoslovakia 1948-1968 65,000
Ethiopia 1974-1991 1,343,610
France 1793-1794 40,000
Greece 1946-1949 20,000
Hungary 1948-1989 27,000
Kampuchea/Cambodia 1973-1991 2,627,000
Laos 1975-2007 93,000
Mongolia 1926-2007 100,000
Mozambique 1975-1990 118,000
North Korea 1948-2007 3,163,000
Poland 1945-1948 1,607,000
Romania 1948-1987 438,000
Spain (Republic) 1936-1939 102,000
U.S.S.R. 1917-1987 61,911,000
Vietnam 1945-2007 1,670,000
Yugoslavia 1944-1980 1,072,000

The total body count for the ninety years between 1917 and 2007
is approximately 148 million dead at the bloody hands of 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.
17 The historical record of collective atheism is thus 182,716
times worse on an annual basis than Christianity's worst and most
infamous misdeed, the Spanish Inquisition. It is not only Stalin and
Mao who were so murderously inclined, they were merely the worst
of the whole Hell-bound lot. For every Pol Pot whose infamous name
is still spoken with horror today, there was a Mengistu, a Bierut, and
a Choibalsan, godless men whose names are now forgotten everywhere
but in the lands they once ruled with a red hand."

14 "The closing of 2,169 churches, mosques, monasteries and other religious institutions during the past
six months represents the concluding phase of the campaign against formal religious institutions and at
the same time the intensification of the final phase aimed at eliminating the informal manifestations of
religion in Albania." "Albania Claims: 'First Atheist State in the World,'" Radio Free Europe, 9 Oct.
15 Prof. Rummel's term coined to describe government-instigated mass murder of its own citizens.
16 All numbers taken from Prof. Rummel's estimates at http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/SOD.
TAB16A.1.GIF with some minor updates from newer Rummel figures. The calculations provided
are the mid-range for a total of 148 million victims of Communism, although death tolls as high
as 260 million in the twentieth century have been estimated. Note that some known Communist
countries are not listed here, for example, the state murders committed by the Nicaraguan Sandinista
regime and the People's Republic of South Yemen numbered 5,000 people or less. In some
cases, such as Kampuchea and Laos, the numbers reflect the victims of more than one Communist
regime, for example, the Khmer Rouge ruled Kampuchea from 1975-1978, after which the Vietnamese-
installed puppet government ruled until 1991. Both regimes committed mass murders, although
the Khmer Rouge were ten times as deadly as their successors.
17 Prof. Rummel estimates 38.5 million people killed in all the wars and civil wars throughout the
twentieth century. Averaging the published murder rates for the four largest "countries" in the
world, China, India, the U.S.A., and the EU, at their respective high points, I calculated an approximate
global murder rate of 3.12 per 100,000 population and multiplied it by an average twentiethcentury
population of 3.82 billion to reach an estimated 11.9 million private murder victims in the
twentieth century. See chapter VII, footnote 39.

"Is a 58 percent chance that an atheist leader will murder a noticeable
percentage of the population over which he rules sufficient evidence
that atheism does, in fact, provide a systematic influence to do
bad things? If that is not deemed to be conclusive, how about the fact
that the average atheist crime against humanity is 18.3 million percent
worse than the very worst depredation committed by Christians,
even though atheists have had less than one-twentieth the number of
opportunities with which to commit them. If one considers the statistically
significant size of the historical atheist set and contrasts it
with the fact that not one in a thousand religious leaders have committed
similarly large-scale atrocities, it is impossible to conclude
otherwise, even if we do not yet understand exactly why this should
be the case. Once might be an accident, even twice could be coincidence,
but fifty-two incidents in ninety years reeks of causation! No
doubt this is why the Unholy Trinity attempt to limit the discussion
of secular evil to Stalin and Mao."

"This slaughter in the name of atheist progress is neither theoretical
nor a thing of the past, it is occurring today, in places such as
Camp 22, the largest concentration camp in North Korea. One defector
was a former military attaché at the North Korean Embassy in
China who had previously worked in management at the camp:

"I witnessed a whole family being tested on suffocating gas and dying in
the gas chamber," he said. "The parents, son and a daughter. The parents
were vomiting and dying, but till the very last moment they tried to save
kids by doing mouth-to-mouth breathing."
Hyuk has drawn detailed diagrams of the gas chamber he saw. He said:
"The glass chamber is sealed airtight. It is 3.5 [meters] wide, 3m long
and 2.2m high. [There] is the injection tube going through the unit. Normally,
a family sticks together and individual prisoners stand separately
around the corners. Scientists observe the entire process from above,
through the glass."
He explains how he had believed this treatment was justified. "At the
time I felt that they thoroughly deserved such a death. Because all of us
were led to believe that all the bad things that were happening to North
Korea were their fault; that we were poor, divided and not making
progress as a country."27
27 Barnett, Anthony. "Revealed: the Gas Chamber Horror of North Korea's Gulag." The Observer, 1 Feb. 2004.

"The particular deadliness of Communism is not due to any peculiar
aspect unique to Marxism, but because it requires retrofitting humanity
to suit its atheist, utopian vision. Any creed or ideology that
similarly violates the long-established patterns of human behavior
in the name of progress will bear a high probability of leading to the
same bitter harvest. Due to their ability to think in the abstract, their
rejection of religious and societal traditions and their total focus on
the material, atheists are uniquely susceptible to embracing utopian
visions that conflict with these historical patterns. The ultimate answer
to Richard Dawkins's question is that it is not atheism alone,
but the lethal combination of atheism with an ambitious vision of
secular progress that inevitably leads to the guillotine, the gulag, and
the gas chamber.

Man requires God, whether He exists or not, because in His absence
Man becomes a devil."

Vox's Comparison of most notable Atheist vs. Christian Responsible Events

Historical Event Responsible Dates Total Deaths Deaths per Year
Great Leap Forward atheists 1958-1963 43,000,000 8,600,000
Holodomor atheists 1932-1933 3,500,000 1,750,000
Holocaust pagan theists 1941-1945 6,000,000 1,500,000
Spanish Red Terror* atheists 1936-1939 72,344 24,114
Children's Bicycles Schwinn 1920-2007 11,310 130
Spanish Inquisition** Christian theists 1481-1834 3,230 9
Medieval Inquisitions*** Christian theists 1184-1500 2,000 6
Portuguese Inquisition**** Christian theists 1540-1794 1,175 5

* Colbatch, Hal G. P. "Orwell's Bad Republicans." The American Spectator, 7 Aug. 2007.
** Agostino Borromeo, Vatican Revision on Inquisition History, (Vatican City, 1998). The 3,225
number is based on the assumption that the rate of executions over the final 136 years remained as
high as it was for the 160-year period from 1540 to 1700, plus the additional 1,750 burnings that
is the average of the estimates provided by Henry Kamen and William Monter based on the records
of the local tribunals during the more active period from 1481 to 1530.
*** This includes a number of historical inquisitions. It's worth noting that one of the most notorious
inquisitors, Bernard Gui of Toulouse, only executed forty-two people out of the 900 guilty
verdicts recorded during his fifteen years in office.
**** Lea, Henry Charles. Book 8. Vol. 3 of A History of the Inquisition of Spain. However, the Vatican
report indicates a slightly higher percentage of relaxations, 5.7 percent compared to Lea's 3.7

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