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faouloki's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by faouloki

Agree with dialector.
The fact that Marx's ideas were secular, and Stalin gave the impression that he was Marxist, it is assumed that Stalin was an atheist and that's what made him kill so many people. I think ultimately Stalin wanted to replace god with himself, and as such would have very much been against atheists. As many people have said in the past, if Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens or any other of our high-profile free thinkers was in Stalinist Russia they would not have lived long.
To say Stalin killed because he was an atheist is a logical as saying Stalin killed because he liked the colour red.

Thu, 13 Dec 2007 02:49:00 UTC | #93521