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Is violence in the world due to non-religion more than religion?

Here is an excellent analysis from oli....Thank oli

You left out Atheists

The godless are telling the world that religion is wrong and that belief in God leads to wars of religion.

Yet in one century atheist leaders managed to kill more than hundreds of millions of people.

Mao Ze-Dong (China 1958-61, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000

Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) the purges+ Ukraine's famine 23,000,000

Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886 -1908) 8,000,000

Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) civilians in WWII 5,000,000

Ismail Enver (Turkey1915-20) 2,500,000

Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-78) 1,700,000

Kim II Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) purges and concentration camps 1.6 million

Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000

Yakubu Gowon ( Biafra 1967-1970) 1,000,000

Leonid Brezhnez (Afghanistan, 1979-82) 900,000

Adolf Hitler (Germany 1939-45) 12,000,000

Jean Kambanda (Rwanda, 1994) 800,000

Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000

Tito ( Yugoslavia 1945-87) 570,000

Fumimaro Konoe (Japan1937-39 Chinese civilians) 500,000?

Jonas Savimbi ( Angola,1975-2002) 400,000

Mullah Omar ( Afghanistan 1986-2001) 400,000

Idi Amin (Uganda1969-79) 300,000

Yahya Khan (Pakistan 1970-71) Bangladesh 300,000

Benito Mussolini (1934-45) 300,000

Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire 1965-97) ??

Charles Taylor (Liberia1989-96) 220,000

Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone 1991-2000) 200,000

Michel Micombero ( Burundi 1972) 150,000

Slobodan Milosevic (Yougoslavia 1992-99) 100,000

Hassan Turabi (Sudan1989-99) 100,000

Richard Nixon ( Vietnam 1969-74) 70,000

Efrain Rois Montt (Guatemala 1982-83) 70,000

Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti 1957-71) 60,000

Hissene Habre (Chad 1982-90) 40,000

Chiang Kai-shak (Taiwan 1947) 30,000

Vadimir Iich Lenin (USSR 1917-20) 30,000

Francisco Franco (spain ) 30,000

Fidel Castro (Cuba 959-99) 30,000

Lyndon Johnson ( Vietnam 1963-68) 30,000

Hafez Al-Assad (Syria1980-2000 25,000

Khomeini (Iran 1979-89) 20,000

Augusto Pinochet (Chile 1973) 3,000

At Zarquwi (Iran 2004-06) 2,000

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  • 7 years ago
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    in fact, real religions are for peace.

    Source(s): don't forgot Propaganda.
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  • Zante
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    ATHEISTS

    Mao Ze-Dong (China 1958-61, Tibet 1949-50) 49-78,000,000

    Jozef Stalin (USSR, 1932-39) the purges+ Ukraine's famine 23,000,000

    Menghistu (Ethiopia, 1975-78) 1,500,000

    Benito Mussolini (1934-45) 300,000

    Slobodan Milosevic (Yougoslavia 1992-99) 100,000

    Vadimir Iich Lenin (USSR 1917-20) 30,000

    Fidel Castro (Cuba 959-99) 30,000

    NON_ATHEISTS

    Leopold II of Belgium (Congo, 1886 -1908) 8,000,000 - Roman catholic

    Hideki Tojo (Japan, 1941-44) civilians in WWII 5,000,000 - Shinto

    Ismail Enver (Turkey1915-20) 2,500,000 - Muslim

    Pol Pot (Cambodia, 1975-78) 1,700,000 - Buddhist

    Kim II Sung (North Korea, 1948-94) purges and concentration camps 1.6 million - Himself

    Yakubu Gowon ( Biafra 1967-1970) 1,000,000 - Christian

    Leonid Brezhnez (Afghanistan, 1979-82) 900,000 - Orthodox

    Adolf Hitler (Germany 1939-45) 12,000,000 - Pagan

    Suharto (East Timor, West Papua, Communists, 1966-98) 800,000 - Muslim

    Tito ( Yugoslavia 1945-87) 570,000 - Roman catholic

    Fumimaro Konoe (Japan1937-39 Chinese civilians) 500,000? - Buddhist

    Jonas Savimbi ( Angola,1975-2002) 400,000 - Muslim

    Mullah Omar ( Afghanistan 1986-2001) 400,000 - Muslim

    Idi Amin (Uganda1969-79) 300,000 - Muslim

    Yahya Khan (Pakistan 1970-71) Bangladesh 300,000 - Muslim

    Mobutu Sese Seko (Zaire 1965-97) ?? Roman Catholic

    Charles Taylor (Liberia1989-96) 220,000 Christian

    Foday Sankoh (Sierra Leone 1991-2000) 200,000 - Muslim

    Michel Micombero ( Burundi 1972) 150,000 - Christian

    Hassan Turabi (Sudan1989-99) 100,000 - Muslim

    Richard Nixon ( Vietnam 1969-74) 70,000 - Christian

    Efrain Rois Montt (Guatemala 1982-83) 70,000 - Christian

    Papa Doc Duvalier (Haiti 1957-71) 60,000 - Roman Catholic

    Hissene Habre (Chad 1982-90) 40,000 - Muslim

    Chiang Kai-shak (Taiwan 1947) 30,000 - Christian

    Francisco Franco (spain ) 30,000 - Roman Catholic

    Lyndon Johnson ( Vietnam 1963-68) 30,000 - Christian

    Hafez Al-Assad (Syria1980-2000 25,000 - Muslim

    Khomeini (Iran 1979-89) 20,000 - Muslim

    Augusto Pinochet (Chile 1973) 3,000 - Roman catholic

    At Zarquwi (Iran 2004-06) 2,000 - Muslim

    Do you enjoy shooting yourself in the foot?

    P.S.

    You seem to have forgotten:

    Robert mugabe - Catholic

    Bokassa - Catholic

    Saddam Hussein - Muslim

    Ho Chi Mihn - Buddhist

    Antonio Slazar - Catholic

    George Bush senior and junior - Christians

    Kadafi - muslim

    • Martin T
      Lv 7
      5 years agoReport

      It is good that you pointed that out. But 2 years later this list of so-called atheists is still being posted to Yahoo!Answers regularly.

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  • 7 years ago

    Khomeini was an atheist? Pinochet was? Al-Zarqawi? Hafez al-Assad was? Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, atheists? Not Francisco Franco, surely? Papa Doc was an unbeliever? Efrain Mott, a Christian preacher, is actually an atheist? Hassan Turabi, not an islamist but an atheist, too? Charles Taylor, the Christian-turned-Jew, nonreligious? The Catholic Mobutu was actually an atheist? Yahyah Khan? Surely not!

    Mullah Omar, the spiritual leader of the Taliban, actually not religious at all? Haji Suharto, an atheist?

    Hitler wasn't Catholic and neither was Leopold II? Gowon, not a Christian? Enver Pasha was not a Muslim?

    And that is excluding those who were raised in a religion but ended up rejecting it, and neglecting the obvious religious elements regarding the cults surrounding Stalin, Mao, Kim and Hitler. And Saddam Hussein, whom you didn't mention at all for some reason.

    You are a liar and a hypocrite, and you should be ashamed of yourself.

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  • 7 years ago

    Actually, I believe that most of the problems in the world are really based on more economic reasons that religion. However, many people will use religion to justify their evil deeds.

    Also, on your list you do realize that atheists can compile a very large list of theists who have done evil things. All this demonstrates is that a belief in a god does not mean a person is going to be a good person. There is nothing magical there. Religion does not stop a person from being evil and in fact a religious person can actually turn out to be a monster. Atheism does not prevent a person from being evil either but atheism does not claim that a person who is an atheist will turn out to be good either.

    Also, you need to investigate your list before you post it. You listed some theists on there. For instance, Hitler was christian. His speeches spoke of doing the work of god. To suggest for a second that Lyndon Johnson was an atheist would get you killed by some christians in Texas by the way. Now maybe you are just lumping together various world leaders and their crimes and not trying to say all of these are atheists. If that is your intention then you should spell it out a bit better.

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  • 7 years ago

    WHY are there a number of muslim leaders in your list of supposed atheist murderers?

    Abu Musab al-Zarqawi; October 30, 1966 – June 7, 2006, born Ahmad Fadeel al-Nazal al-Khalayleh was a Jordanian militant Islamist who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afghanistan.

    Khomeini (Iran 1979-89) 20,000 muslim

    Yahya Khan - also a muslim.

    Hitler was a Christian

    Most of the people on this list had a religion.

    Source(s): "Richard Nixon ( Vietnam 1969-74) 70,000 "-So you think Nixon was an atheist are you stupid or just a liar? Oh, but why should I expect historical and intellectual honesty from a muslim? You even call other muslim "atheists"
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  • 7 years ago

    adolf hitler was a known catholic and i wouldnt have thought lyndon johnston, Richard Nixon were atheists

    Religion is unusual among divisible labels in being spectacularly unnecessary. If religious beliefs had any evidence going for them, we might had to respect them in spite of their concomitant unpleasantness. But there is no such evidence. To label people as death-deserving enemies because of disagreements about real world politics is bad enough. To do the same for disagreements about a delusional world inhabited by archangels, demons and imaginary friends is ludicrously tragic.

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  • 7 years ago

    Sadly you " source" does not know that he listed both professed Christians and Muslims along with those who were not. Why did you leave out the dark winter of Lennin ( 1918-1919 ), when he took all the grain from the famers to feed city people, and there were few farmers left to plant in 1919, and even less grain.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Religion is one of the main excuses to rally support for wars. But, if you dig deep enough, you'll find that economics is at the bottom of most wars, from early hunter-gather's fighting over hunting-grounds, to today's preoccupation with controlling oil-fields.

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  • 7 years ago

    Hitler wasn't Atheist. Neither were Nixon or Johnson. Khomeini was a Muslim. "Not my religion" doesn't mean atheist.

    Only a small number of those deaths would be attributed to the actual atheism anyway.

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  • 7 years ago

    Q. Atheist regimes in the 20th century killed tens of millions of people. Doesn’t this show that we were better off in the past, when our political and moral systems were guided by a belief in God?

    A. This is a popular argument among theoconservatives and critics of the new atheism, but for many reasons it is historically inaccurate.

    First, the premise that Nazism and Communism were “atheist” ideologies makes sense only within a religiocentric worldview that divides political systems into those that are based on Judaeo-Christian ideology and those that are not. In fact, 20th-century totalitarian movements were no more defined by a rejection of Judaeo-Christianity than they were defined by a rejection of astrology, alchemy, Confucianism, Scientology, or any of hundreds of other belief systems. They were based on the ideas of Hitler and Marx, not David Hume and Bertrand Russell, and the horrors they inflicted are no more a vindication of Judeao-Christianity than they are of astrology or alchemy or Scientology.

    Second, Nazism and Fascism were not atheistic in the first place. Hitler thought he was carrying out a divine plan. Nazism received extensive support from many German churches, and no opposition from the Vatican. Fascism happily coexisted with Catholicism in Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Croatia. See p. 677 for discussion and references.

    Third, according to the most recent compendium of history’s worst atrocities, Matthew White's Great Big Book of Horrible Things (Norton, 2011), religions have been responsible for 13 of the 100 worst mass killings in history, resulting in 47 million deaths. Communism has been responsible for 6 mass killings and 67 million deaths. If defenders of religion want to crow, “We were only responsible for 47 million murders—Communism was worse!”, they are welcome to do so, but it is not an impressive argument.

    Fourth, many religious massacres took place in centuries in which the world’s population was far smaller. Crusaders, for example, killed 1 million people in world of 400 million, for a genocide rate that exceeds that of the Nazi Holocaust. The death toll from the Thirty Years War was proportionally double that of World War I and in the range of World War II in Europe (p. 142).

    When it comes to the history of violence, the significant distinction is not one between thesistic and atheistic regimes. It’s the one between regimes that were based on demonizing, utopian ideologies (including Marxism, Nazism, and militant religions) and secular liberal democracies that are based on the ideal of human rights. On pp. 337–338 I present data from Rummel showing that democracies are vastly less murderous than alternatives forms of government.

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    Lying For Jeezus is still LYING; Thank you for the added evidence that religion = BAD morals.

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  • eiere
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Violence is part of human nature. We are territorial, clannish, etc. People use all sorts of things to justify/blame violence on, but the reality is that humans have violent tendencies, genetic...the rest is window dressing.

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