Re: political



Marc Schneiderman <garbaron@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in
news:lm2kb3drrf9e1cvpil5l4lhk5u501fcia9@xxxxxxx:


This list must surely account for at least 100 million deaths.

Can you come up with even 1% of that number of deaths which
you can blame on religion?


The Ottoman wars...they must account for something. :-)
Actually, just in this century (not including the past 1500 years of
genocide by the Islamic wars):
http://www.unitedhumanrights.org/Genocide/armenian_genocide.htm

Armenian Genocide - 1915-1918 - 1,500,000 Deaths

Is it clear (this is a real question) that this was a religious
and not an ethnic genocide? Certainly the very term "genocide"
indicates that it was an ethnic (and hence political) problem.

Even if it was religious, the tally is still far short of 100 million.
So, again, the assertion that "Abrahamic" religions caused more
bloodshed than anything else needs much more justification.

B.


--
Cheerfully resisting change since 1959.
.



Relevant Pages

  • Re: Genocide of Christians
    ... The ACLU and the courts are "basically cleansing America of religion ... It's almost like a genocide. ... 100 percent of the population was Native American. ...
    (talk.origins)
  • Re: Genocide of Christians
    ... The ACLU and the courts are "basically cleansing America of religion ... It's almost like a genocide. ... President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More ... 100 percent of the population was Native American. ...
    (talk.origins)
  • Re: Me no work today senior Fender.......
    ... Genocide comes in assorted flavours. ... makes you think ain't religion grand doesn't it, ... Jeff Beck Strat, Morgan OM Acoustic, ... Mesa F-30 ...
    (alt.guitar)
  • Re: OT they got her
    ... entire religion, ... Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, ... While precise definition varies among genocide scholars, the legal definition is found in the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. ...
    (alt.sports.basketball.nba.la-lakers)
  • Re: Genocide of Christians
    ... The ACLU and the courts are "basically cleansing America of religion ... and particularly Christianity. ... It's almost like a genocide. ... Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More ...
    (talk.origins)