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Are atheists, in fact, responsible for more mass murder than theists?

I'm an atheist trying to take the question of secular morality in society seriously. In debates about whether a secular society is better than a religious one, theists often allude to Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, etc -- the mass murders of the 20th century who were motivated by secular beliefs. Are theists right that atheists killed more people in the 20th century than religious leaders did? What notable examples of this exist, besides the three mentioned above? [more inside]
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon on Sep 21, 2015 - 27 answers

So, can you tell me a little more about the genocide?

Please give me tips for conducting an in-depth interview with a genocide survivor I've never met, over the phone. [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Jun 28, 2014 - 14 answers

Good books about the Congolese War?

Can anyone recommend some decent general histories of the Congo War (1996-2003) and its related conflicts? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 3, 2013 - 6 answers

Turkey Day is A-Okay?

About eight years ago, I read this article on some radical-leaning progressive website, about how the author had come to love Thanksgiving, despite originally viewing it as a celebration of mass murder. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 26, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me understand war criminals!

Which books help me get into the psyche of war criminals, suicide bombers, etc? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Nov 3, 2009 - 21 answers

Ew. This is not the type of roach I thought you'd be passing.

Joe's-Apartment-Filter: Advice and anecdotes on how to best roach-bomb our place? I'm moving and want to obliterate these monsters! [more inside]
posted by numinous on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

"Hang on...what am I doing?!"

Looking for first-hand accounts of acts of genuine evil. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Apr 1, 2008 - 41 answers

We'll never tell. Don't ask again.

Looking for a science fiction short story I read years ago. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Feb 24, 2008 - 11 answers

Why is the US House pushing to pass a resolution declaring the death of Armenians a genocide?

Why is the US House pushing to declare the deaths of Armenians as a genocide committed by the then Ottoman Empire/now Turkey? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay on Oct 14, 2007 - 41 answers

Help me help the victims of Darfur's genocide.

I want to *go* help the people of Darfur. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Jan 29, 2007 - 14 answers

I am looking for a quote about a horrific human tragedy.

I am looking for a quote about a horrific human tragedy. [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Jul 7, 2006 - 10 answers

Why would one refuse to watch Schindler's List?

Why does one of my professors refuse to watch Schindler's List? [more inside]
posted by Stauf on Oct 11, 2005 - 53 answers

Help with Sebrenica song..

Anyone watched the Sebrenica commemoration in Bosnia yesterday? I'd love to find a CD/mp3 of the moving song the little girl in red was singing and the chorus in white. I don't speak the language, and I'm having a lot of trouble finding the /name/ of the song, let alone a recording of it.. Please help!
posted by ruelle on Jul 12, 2005 - 9 answers

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