Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn stated the following in relation to atheism:
“Over a half century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of old people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia:
"Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.
Since then I have spend well-nigh 50 years working on the history of our revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous revolution that swallowed up some 90 million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat:
"Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened."
Even atheist leaders have recognised the huge mistake that was made in attempting to rid Russia of Christianity. In an astounding move to reverse the affects of atheism, Russia has invited evangelicals from Europe and America to show the Jesus film and to teach objective morals, values and duties to all of Russia’s school children. To reverse the corrosive affects of atheism is a daunting task. As much as Dawkins and Harris and their ilk would like to see it happen, hopefully, we in the west have the wisdom to not repeat an experiment that ended in the death of 90 million people in atheist Russia and millions more under the atheist Khmer Rouge and millions more again in atheist China.
Richard Dawkins and his faithful followers disagree.
“Individual atheists may do evil things but they don’t do evil things in the name of religion.”
No, atheists do evil because their atheism spawns a seething hatred for religion as demonstrated by Dawkins, Harris, Hitchens, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Honecker, Castro, Ho, Marx, Engels, Lenin, Kim, Ceausescu and virtually every atheist that blogs about religion. The point of their agendas is, ‘Religion is harmful. Get rid of it and everything will begin to move toward civil society.’ Marx and Engels put it bluntly, “Abolish all religion and all morality.”
The fallacy in the belief that peace will reign if religion is dismantled is seen in the fact that in the Chinese invasion of Tibet, the October Revolution, the Russian Civil War, the Sino-Indian War, the Vietnamese invasion of Cambodia, the Chinese Civil War and other conflicts around the globe, both past and present, religion is nowhere to be seen while atheism is front and centre. Richard Dawkins simply cannot bring himself to admit that atheism was the driving force from which atheists, directing governments made up exclusively of atheists was obsessed with spreading anti-God propaganda, and specialized in the murder of millions of believers. Atheist Soviet rulers systematically and efficiently destroyed the majority of churches and killed the majority of religious leaders during a period from 1918 - 1941. This was not individual atheists perpetrating evil. This was individual atheists doing evil in the name of atheism. They were perpetrating evil, all according to the atheist agenda to eliminate religion from society.
Now atheists would have you believe that it was due to communism that Christians were savagely killed and imprisoned. Hmm, let’s see.
Communism is in direct conflict with Christianity?
Atheism is in direct conflict with Christianity?
Gee, I wonder which is the most obviously antagonistic toward the concept of God?
Because it is so absurd, I can only assume that Richard Dawkins finds the following amusing. When he’s confronted with the atrocities done in the name of atheism, Dawkins says with a straight face, “Well, Stalin also had a mustache. Maybe we should blame the deaths on that.” Pathetic and pitiful more correctly describes Dawkins’ attempt to confuse the obvious.
Dawkins and friends can’t even connect the dots to recognise how close they are to encouraging that very scenario to repeat itself. Like Russian atheists before him, in “Letter to a Christian Nation” Harris bemoans, “the failure of our schools to announce the death of God in a way that each generation can understand.” He even goes on to say that some ideas are so dangerous that people may need to be killed simply for having those ideas. If you don’t see this as a dangerously secular idea, you are not an observer of history.
The fact is that in the 20th century, a third of the world saw atheists pronounce the death of God on billboards, in schools, government controlled publications, over the radio and in secret jails where torture was used in an attempt to force Christians to deny their faith. As in today’s atheist China, secret worship services in homes, warehouses, and even groups meeting in the forests and fields were forcibly broken up. Those who attended were beaten or killed or taken to reeducation camps, never to be seen again. In the 20th century, over a hundred million people have been killed under the banner of atheism in it’s hatred of God and the religion that worships Him. This pattern continues to this very day and there is no reason to expect that atheists who possess the needed power will stop anytime soon.