140,000/22 Million = 0.64 % 75,000/9 million = 0.83 %
The numbers as you demonstrate it show that the South was the bigger loser, which is an answer to jar's claim that it was the North.
But the North lost more people. And the south only lost more percentage by two-tenths of a percent.
What you are saying is that if there was an army of 1 million people fighting against just 2 people, and those 2 people killed 480,000 people from the other army while only one of them died, well that would mean that the 2 person army was the biggest loser.
Because they lost 50% of their army with the million-man army only lost 48% of theirs.
I've been talking about relative losses and to lose a higher percentage of your population is a greater loss, therefore the South sustained a greater loss than the North, in contrast with jar's comparison of the absolute numbers..
Just like the 2 man army had a "greater loss" than the 1 million man army...
As I said, that's retarded.
I have not said one word in favor of the idea that the numbers killed had anything to do with how God judged the two sides.
You said that you regard the Civil War as God's judgment/wrath on the nation for slavery.
That judgement was in the form of killing off proportionally more of people who were trying to stop slavery.
Ergo, your god is stupid or evil. Or simply was not involved.
And if you will read the WHOLE thread you'll find answers to the rest of your insulting and blasphemous nonsense.
I don't have the patience to go back and review it right now.
You're actually claiming that the murder of fifty million Protestants and seventeen million Jews, Muslims, atheists and witches by the Roman Church over a six hundred year period is judgment and not persecution?
Yep, God judged the daylights out of them. Hard. Like, Old Testament hard.
Isn't His power awesome!?
What sins would you impute to the sixty seven million killed over six hundred years?
God judges things according to His own standards and there's no particular reason we should be able to figure them out.
Pieces in a chess game? I don't think so. Some others here have treated it that way, but I don't think it's all that easy to know the particulars of God's judgment on nations because we can't know all the complex interwoven causes that God sees. I think in the case of the Civil War it had to be God's judgment but beyond noting that the South lost it dramatically I haven't suggested anything about the specifics of the war as God's will. Again it's too complex for us to figure out beyond the blanket assessment that it WAS judgment.