(28-01-2014 05:42 PM)WindyCityJazz Wrote: We've all heard this one before right? You point out all the people that have been murdered in the name of God, and they turn around and say "Well, Stalin (or any other name) was an atheist, so that proves you atheists are evil!"
The problem with that defense is that Stalin didn't kill people in the name of atheism, so whether or not he was atheist is as relevant as whether or not he liked pizza.
I don't care about Stalin's religion (or lack thereof), I care about his reasons.
It's those reasons that I disagree with and are the basis for my rejection his ideology. This applies to everyone whether theist or atheist, and anyone else selling theirs ideas on the open market.