well i dunno where you get your figures from but i see your point.
Originally posted by Clyde
"WWI and WWII were the great bloodspillers, not just in our times, but in all times, even considering the smaller populations. "
WW2 was the has the highest mortality of any war, around 50 million right?
"Let us look for a moment at the number of victims sacrificed on the altars of the Christian Moloch: -- 1,000,000 perished during the early Arian schism; 1,000,000 during the Carthaginian struggle; 7,000,000 during the Saracen slaughters. In Spain 5,000,000 perished during the eight Crusades; 2,000,000 of Saxons and Scandinavians lost their lives in opposing the introduction of the blessings of Christianity. 1,000,000 were destroyed in the Holy(?) Wars against the Netherlands, Albigenses, Waldenses, and Huguenots. 30,000,000 Mexicans and Peruvians were slaughtered ere they could be convinced of the beauties(?) of the Christian creed. 9,000,000 were burned for witchcraft. Total, 56,000,000"
-> That is just the number who who have died for Christianity
I'm not saying more people have died, because of religion than have died for any other reason, i'm saying more people have died due to religion than any other single cause (ignoring human nature). The death toll for all non-religous conflict is probabably higher than the death toll for all religious conflict, but that was not the point i was making, the other conflicts have no link, they have no single cause (aside from human nature), it is not easy to see how they could have been avoided. Religious wars on the hand, are totally superfluous they are due to social construct that is not a nessesary part of human society.