Thanks for posting this, Salyavin. I suspect that Richard Williams is the only 
one idiotic enough to try to run this number here on FFL, but sooner or later 
his idiocy would have infected others, and they would have, so it's good to 
have the whole specious argument taken care of ahead of time. 

 From: salyavin808 <>
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2014 8:38 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] The atheist atrocities fallacy exposed..


Religious apologists, particularly those of the Christian variety, are big fans 
of what I have dubbed, the atheist atrocities fallacy. Christians commonly 
employ this fallacy to shield their egos from the harsh reality of the 
brutality of their own religion, by utilizing a most absurd form of the tu 
quoque (“you too”) fallacy, mingled with numerous other logical fallacies and 
historical inaccuracies.  Despite the fact that the atheist atrocities fallacy 
has already been thoroughly exposed by Hitchens and other great thinkers, it 
continues to circulate amongst the desperate believers of a religion in its 
death throes.  Should an atheist present a believer with the crimes committed 
by the Holy See of the Inquisition(s), the Crusaders and other faith-wielding 
misanthropes, they will often hear the reply; “Well, what about Stalin, Pol Pot 
and Hitler? They were atheists, and they killed millions!”
Given the obstinate nature of religious faith and the wilful ignorance it 
cultivates in the mind of the believer, I am quite certain that this article 
will not be the final nail in this rancid and rotting coffin.  Having said 
this, I do hope it will contribute to the arsenal required by those who value 
reason, facts and evidence, in their struggle against the fallacies perpetually 
flaunted by those who do not value the truth above their own egocentric 
delusions, delusions inspired by an unquenchable thirst for security, no matter 
how frighteningly false its foundation.
Before addressing the primary weaknesses of the atheist atrocities fallacy 
itself, I would like to attend to each of these three homicidal stooges; 
Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler, who are constantly trotted out to defend a 
religious worldview.  I will lend Hitler the most time, as the claim that he 
was an atheist represents a most egregious violation of the truth.


In Memory of Christopher Hitchens Religious apologists, particularly those of 
the Christian variety, are big fans of what I have dubbed, the atheist 
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