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ZT:无神论的苦果《Atheism Kills》
送交者: 新歌 2018年05月14日19:14:08 于 [彩虹之约] 发送悄悄话

Author documents the bitter fruit of atheism


By Michael Ashcraft —

The next time an atheist accuses Christianity of being responsible  for untold mass murder throughout history, point out to him that atheism  in the 20th Century alone killed 200 million people.

“Godlessness kills,” says Barak Lurie in his new book Atheism Kills.  “Godlessness has resulted in far more mayhem and murders than all  Judeo-Christian religion institutions combined. There is no comparison.  Virtually every culture that has rejected God has collapsed or engaged  in horrific mayhem. By contrast, virtually all cultures grounded on the  Judeo-Christian tradition have flourished.”

Atheistic governments, seeking to impose their vision of utopia, feel  compelled to eliminate any and all opposition, according to research  from Atheism Kills:

  • The French Revolution: up to 40,000 deaths.

  • Stalin: 20 million deaths.

  • Mao Tse-tung: up to 70 million deaths.

  • Fidel Castro: up to 141,000 deaths.

  • Ho Chi Minh: up to 100,000 deaths.

  • Pol Pot: 2 million deaths.

  • Kim Il-sung: 1.5 million deaths.

  • Hitler: 11 million deaths.

The  list goes on. “Being an atheist dictator advancing atheist doctrine has  always led to brutality and killings,” Lurie observes.

By comparison, what is the tally of the bloodbath supposedly orchestrated by Christianity?

  • The Spanish Inquisition: up to 5,000 killed.

  • The Crusades: 1 million killed.

  • The Salem Witch Trials: 19 killed.

  • The Ku Klux Klan: 3,446 killed.

  • Religious wars post Reformation: 11 million.

“Atheism killed hundreds of millions in the span of only 30 years,”  Lurie writes. “The number of killings on (the alleged) behalf of  Christianity (are) minor in comparison and ranged over approximately 800  years.”

Lurie decided to become an atheist at age 11 when he stumbled across  the clever arguments wielded by atheists. Then he went to college and  rediscovered God through philosophy classes.

Fyodor Dostoevsky was instrumental to his floundering faith in  atheism. The Russian novelist explored the consequences of atheism — the  resulting absence of all morals — in Crime and Punishment and The Brothers Karamazov.

Killing under Mao

“It was he who first made me see the dangerous world of my own  atheism,” Lurie writes. “His books show the consequences of living  according to dangerous beliefs.”

Lurie graduated with honors from Stanford University before earning a  law degree from UCLA and a master’s in business administration from  UCLA’s Anderson School of Business in 1989. He now is a managing partner  of Lurie & Seltzer, a law firm in Los Angeles.

He finished Atheism Kills in 2017.

Atheism Kills is a robust, relentlessly interesting and intellectually invigorating read,” says Dennis Prager in the foreward.

Killing under Stalin

The book does more than just compare death census data. It also shows  how atheism spawns bigger government, progressivism and eugenics (and  its modern version: abortion).

The book exposes the flaws of atheism: Its moral relativity breeds  evil. It deprives man of purpose and significance. It stymies arts and  science. It has given no charitable organization to the world. It  teaches man only to live for his own pleasure and not to risk one’s life  to save another.

The author profiles one notorious incident, when Marc Lepine  systematically shot and stabbed 14 women to death and injured 10 others  at the University of Montreal in 1989. A misogynist, Levine released all  the men from the engineering class — and they did nothing to try to  stop him. The author maintains this cowardly posture is a natural  outcome of atheism, Lurie says.

Recovered from the “killing fields” of Cambodia.

By contrast, U.S. Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, captured during the Battle of  the Bulge during World War II, rallied his fellow Americans to support  the Jews in his company. When the concentration camp ordered all the  Jews to report for killing the next morning, Edmonds, a committed  Christian, organized the entire group of POWs to “fall out” the next  morning.

The Nazi commander was bewildered: “They cannot all be Jews,” the camp leader barked.

“We are all Jews here,” Edmonds responded. “If you are going to  shoot, you are going to have to shoot all of us because we know who you  are and you’ll be tried for war crimes when we win this war.”

The commander relented, and Edmonds saved 200 Jewish American soldiers.

This is what a belief in God leads to: convictions about what is evil and what is worth dying for, according to Lurie.

Atheism Kills also takes aim at the absurd passivity of  progressive governments when faced with radical Islam. These liberal and  atheistic — or atheistic-leaning — governments are in fact empowering  today’s “greatest threat to civilization.”

Lurie sees in Western Civilization a slow degeneration much like the fall of Rome.

But he sees hope. Atheism must be attacked so that faith in God and the restoration of values can rescue America — and Europe.

“Without God there can never be any universal interpretation of what  is right and what is wrong, what is good and what is evil,” Lurie  writes. “In a world where the human reigns supreme, you can expect only  two outcomes: a world descending evermore into chaos or a world without  liberty.”

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          没有,继续对你的只看杀人不管原因的论点驳斥, - 追求永生 05/15/18 (86)
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                揭穿的前提是了解,我欢迎你揭穿,真的! - 问号哥 05/15/18 (109)
                  佛教针对罪性,然而解决不了罪性 - ardmore 05/15/18 (95)
                    解决罪性依靠两条:里面的神性和外面的启示(经典) - 问号哥 05/16/18 (80)
                    还有:罪性的定义基督教与佛教不一样 - ardmore 05/15/18 (85)
                      基本一致。罪的表现形式都是以自我为中心。罪的根源都是背离神。 - 问号哥 05/16/18 (84)
                  佛教是取死之道,不同处只是不同的取死之道 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (78)
                    这只是你的信仰前提下的结论,别忘了这世界并不只有一种前提! - 问号哥 05/15/18 (97)
                      在永死那一端,就是想象出再多选择,也依然是死。 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (63)
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                又来了,诡辩就是你这个样子 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (88)
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              你这就是佛教式的典型诡辩了。 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (87)
                你愿意这么误解,我也不想多作解释。耶稣理解我。;-)  /无内容 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (80)
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          说话不能客气点吗?我不懂你可以纠正啊! - 问号哥 05/15/18 (124)
            问兄不是倡导不知道就是不知道吗?不知道乱说的似乎你最多 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (103)
              我最多吗?呵呵,言多必失。。 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (94)
                实质是,根基错了,动辄得咎。还有, - 追求永生 05/15/18 (100)
                  我并非完全不知道,说西方文明发源于启蒙运动 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (109)
                    又是不知道随便说,沾边就敢那么肯定? - 追求永生 05/15/18 (86)
    帮个忙,谢谢你 - ardmore 05/15/18 (137)
      他是找不到的,因为那是篡改士师记一段经文。 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (111)
        改错:愿意=原意  /无内容 - 追求永生 05/15/18 (75)
      抱歉,让其他弟兄姊妹找吧!  /无内容 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (84)
        呵呵  /无内容 - ardmore 05/15/18 (94)
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            自私,固执己见,在佛法里是非常清晰的定义。 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (94)
            知之为知之,不知为不知,是知也! - 问号哥 05/15/18 (97)
              佛教名义有没有发动战争我不知道,但是战争不都是邪恶的。 - 新歌 05/15/18 (99)
                如果素食吃植物也算杀生,那也比肉食杀的植物少多了,据统计, - 仙遊野人 05/15/18 (72)
                看来你对佛教是真的不了解。。。 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (101)
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                    主要是指不杀人,而且戒律有开遮持犯,比如说战争中。。 - 问号哥 05/15/18 (77)
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