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Simmons's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by Simmons

I'd choose the truth of love over the truth of reason.

You can easily have both. Being an atheist doesn't turn you into a monster.

As for "what it might look like, this world without God," check out the Soviet Union and China. 60,000,000+ done away with in the Gulag for dissent; 35,000,000 for disagreeing with Mao. Atheist governments in both places replaced corrupt, religion-bound, inhumane regimes. And turned out to be even worse.

They were lunatics. It didn't matter what they believed, they would have killed people who didn't agree with them no matter their religious faith.

A corrupt and brutal leader/government was the problem in each of those cases, not atheism.

Mon, 23 Oct 2006 17:55:00 UTC | #6311