CRIMES AND EVILS OF ATHEISM
quick to point out that throughout history large numbers of people were
killed in the name of religion, but they fail to mention the countless who
were killed by leaders who worshipped themselves or by atheist-Communists who were
driven in part by hatred for God and Religion.
"The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror,
Repression, published by Harvard University Press, is the work of eleven
scholars that ignited a continental firestorm when it first hit bookstores
in France in 1997. The authors estimate the century's death toll at the
hands of Communist governments (excluding wars) at 100 million people.
Country by country, deaths by the state in China stand at 65 million, in
the USSR 20 million, Vietnam 1 million, North Korea 2 million, Cambodia 2
million, Eastern Europe 1 million, Latin America 150,000, Africa 1.7
million, and Afghanistan 1.5 million. Additionally, the international
Communist movement murdered about 10,000 people throughout the world."
Daniel J Flynn, "Ideas Have
Consequences... Like Murder, Tyranny, and Repression," Accuracy in
(9 July, 2008).
For an in-depth
analysis of atheistic-communist casualties in China see the following site:
(3 July, 2008).
WAS ATHEISM RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
CRIMES OF COMMUNISM?
major atheist (Richard Dawkins, I believe) was interviewed not long ago.
During the interview, he was asked to justify the evils perpetrated on
tens of millions by the
atheist leader, Stalin. The atheist’s response was that the connection
between Stalin’s atheism and his great crimes is unfounded. Stalin, he said,
had mustaches; could you not use the same logic, he added, and
conclude that he killed
people because he had mustaches?
response is glaringly foolish to such a magnitude that it is not deserving
of an answer; nonetheless for the sake of fairness, we will endeavor to
assess his objection.
Was the philosophy of
atheism espoused by communists responsible for the mass murders perpetrated
by communist leaders such as Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Ceausescu? Lets look at some
enlightening facts that militant atheists prefer not to acknowledge.
1. Communists leaders were motivated by a
strong desire to impose an ideological "package" over the whole world. The
package included the eradication of religion, defined by arch-atheist, Karl
Marx as, “The opium of the people.” According to Marx, religion helped keep
the masses passive before the abuse of the wealthy and powerful, and the
only way to free them from the “stupor” they were slaves to, God and
religion had to be eradicated. Atheism was a “critical” requirement for
Communism’s success, and it had to be implemented at all costs, if
communism was to succeed. This meant oppressive measures such as
brainwashing, the closing of houses of worship and abolishing the
2. Karl Marx’s extremist followers were
not in any way impeded in their blood-thirsty global quest by any fear of a
Higher Power. Atheism took very efficient care of this “limiting Force.”
Since the end justified the means, as Machiavelli had instructed, they could
do whatever was necessary to bring about a workers’ paradise. Because the
opposition in some cases proved to be powerful and resilient, drastic means
were used and tens of millions were mercilessly butchered.
Since they believed that God does not exist, atheist leaders became supreme,
all-knowing, all-wise and all powerful gods. They had total control over people’s lives and over who
lived and who died. Being god in their own eyes, they asserted their evil
schemes over the masses with brutal and merciless means.
4. People like Stalin were interested
in propagating an ideology, not a look. Nobody was persecuted in the Soviet
Union for not having a mustache like Stalin, or for not wearing a uniform
similar to his, or for not liking the same food, music, or sports. Large
numbers were persecuted and killed for practicing religion, and for being
interferences to atheist-communist expansion. The atheist’s assertion was
therefore inane and totally illogical.
therefore was a major factor in the murder of countless millions during the
past century. Unfortunately, atheism is alive and well today
and a segment of it, known as "militant atheism," is still driven by some
of the same extremist views reminiscent of communist regimes of old. They,
like their predecessors, do not hesitate to admit that they hate God,
religion and that they would like to see both disappear forever.
Furthermore, they are driven by a hatred for the unborn, and a blind support
for common-law living, sexual immorality, euthanasia, etc. The concern of
many is that a propagation of their philosophy of meaninglessness and their
blind allegiance to atheistic evolution would lead, in the long run,
to a return to a cold-hearted devaluing of the worth of the weak and the
needy in society, though they assure us that that is not in their agenda. We
believe that their cold-heartiness toward millions of unborn babies, and
their total support of euthanasia indicates otherwise.
Dinesh D'Souza expresses some of these concerns quite eloquently in the
crimes of atheism have generally been perpetrated through a hubristic
ideology that sees man, not God, as the creator of values. Using the latest
techniques of science and technology, man seeks to displace God and create a
secular utopia here on earth. Of course if some people - the Jews, the
landowners, the unfit, or the handicapped - have to be eliminated in order
to achieve this utopia, this is a price the atheist tyrants and their
apologists have shown themselves quite willing to pay. Thus they confirm the
truth of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's dictum, "If God is not, everything is
That is the kind of world we must strive to prevent. That is the kind of
world this site and many others like it are meant to combat.
D’Souza, Dinesh, “Atheism, Not Religion is the Real Force Behind the Mass
Murders of History.” The Christian Science Monitor. (November
21, 2006 edition). <
(9 July, 2008).
"Sadly, the specter of Communism
still haunts the world. In Russia, one-third of the people believe that
Stalin "did more good than bad for the country," according to a recent poll.
In China, thousands of dissidents are imprisoned in the slave labor camps
known as the laogai. In North Korea, masses starve as the leadership
threatens to unleash nuclear war. In Cuba, dissidents are routinely
imprisoned for peacefully petitioning for democratic reform."
Victims of Communism Memorial
(5 Jan., 2007).
"Whatever the motives
for atheist bloodthirstiness, the indisputable fact is that all the
religions of the world put together have in 2,000 years not managed to kill
as many people as have been killed in the name of atheism in the past few
It's time to abandon
the mindlessly repeated mantra that religious belief has been the greatest
source of human conflict and violence. Atheism, not religion, is the real
force behind the mass murders of history.”
D’Souza, Dinesh, “Atheism, Not Religion is the Real
Force Behind the Mass Murders of History.” The Christian Science Monitor. (November
21, 2006 edition). <
(9 July, 2008).