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PaulK
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Message 37 of 318 (644686)
12-20-2011 2:37 AM
Reply to: Message 29 by purpledawn
12-19-2011 7:44 PM


Re: I have some data from the Bible to put on the table
I think the fact that the Bible stories are taken as examples of righteous genocide is relevant, even if they are not true.
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I don't know if these numbers are right or not and I don't plan on checking, but I think there's record of enough deaths in reality without going to stories.
Any source that blames atheism for the Nazi Holocaust is ignorant at best. The Nazis in general weren't atheists or supporters of atheism. Germany on the other hand has a long history of Christian anti-semitism. Luther has been mentioned already, but there's more to it like "Saint" Werner of Oberwesel I think that it is fair to say that Christianity had much more to do with the Holocaust than atheism.

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Message 177 of 318 (645627)
12-28-2011 2:49 PM
Reply to: Message 176 by Modulous
12-28-2011 2:38 PM


If God is a moral being, and if religion is the source of morals then logically God must have a religion that underlies all his moral judgements :-).
That's not really a joke - there is a lot of confused thinking on the subject of morality and it's relationship to religion, and you need to be sure that you've got your views straightened out.

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