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Old 19.02.2009, 16:08
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Re: Atheist bus campaign in CH

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This is not a logically correct comparison. Religious wars are fought in the name of religion. that is their reason for attacking. All other wars cannot be said to be have been fought "because" of atheism, they were just wars. So the number of "other wars that arent because of religion where the people happen to be atheists" yes is many millions, but the actual argument which I thought was "wars that have been fought for the reason of atheism" is pretty low compared to wars fought because of religion.
not all wars that were claimed to have been fought in the name of religion were genuinely fought for that reason. Often they were triggered over conflicts of interest or even for reasons of expansionist or other politics. However, atheists classify them as religious wars because the commanders were (supposeldy) religious men.

what then is different in "atheist wars"?

Furthermore, the various wars that the USSR sponsored were definitely for the expansion of Socialism as a system and hence for the advancement of a system that is based on atheism and seeks to impose atheism on its subjects. Hitler too sought to impose his philosophy on the countries he conquered and established pupper regimes there which were basically clones of his own. I don't see how a war that seeks to spread an atheist philosophy is not an atheist war.

Basically WW2 was about two slightly different sub-variants of atheism butchering one-another off. Three if you count market capitalism.
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