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Reply #45: Nazis and Communists most certainly did kill in the name of non-belief [View All]

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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-27-06 09:32 PM
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45. Nazis and Communists most certainly did kill in the name of non-belief
although it was non-belief in Naziism and Communism, rather than non-belief in a given deity or religious philosophy. Religious movements have oppressed and exploited those who disagreed with their religious views, political movements have oppressed and exploited those who disagreed with their political views, etc. I'm afraid we're never gonna run short on imagined excuses to hurt one another. I agree whole-heartedly with most of what you said, it's just that I see the various instances of religious intollerance through the ages as a means toward an end of political power, and I am aware that other means have been used toward that same end. Which doesn't excuse any of it, of course. Not by a long shot.
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