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Some historical facts (they are approximations for obvious reasons):
Over the past 1000 years, the Catholic church killed 50,000,000 people, including a few types of Christian groups worse then them, like the Cathars. Not everyone is equally bad, but as a group they are very bad. Here are some ancient accounts of some of the many persecution-murders they have committed.
Atheists have done worse: In the past 100 years, and in less than that time, they’ve killed 150,000,000 people. Some atheists try to excuse this by saying that atheism just means “no beliefs”, or “no beliefs in gods”, but that doesn’t get rid of the fact that mass murder is done by the atheist group all the time. It would be like a Catholic saying, “Catholicism is just belief in Mary being God’s mother, and praying to her and saints for forgiveness… and doesn’t lead to any other kind of behavior.” And bother groups are always aborting babies, and never with anesthesia, and cutting them to pieces and then throwing them away like trash.
Though these two groups are the worst, so called “pagans” have also done evil, before Rome converted to Catholicism, the pagans there killed about 6,000,000 Christians, including children, and in very cruel ways. It happened from 64 AD to 311 AD. If their rate of killing had continued for 1000 years, as with the Catholics, a total of 24,291,498 Christians would have been killed. Notice how that’s less than half the amount killed by Catholics, so, when they converted to Catholicism, they became more than twice as bad.
Some people say atheists only killed about 81,000,000, supposing that is true, and they killed that many in 90 years, if they continue for another thousand years at that rate, then 900,000,000 people will die. That’s about as many people living in China right now. Because atheists are very oppressive. Right now they have 300,000,000 impoverished citizens, and the government thinks that they are helping them by murdering any second children they have before they are born.
Both Catholics and atheists continue to cause extreme damage to the world. Everyone knows about the problem the Catholic church has with sex crimes committed even by it’s priests, and some know that it hordes the donations it gets, money which is meant for the poor or to buy forgiveness of sins.
Russia, a mostly atheist nation, is suffering from widespread alcoholism and addiction to other types of drugs, especially meth (1) (2). Their population is in decline. The atheist government of China uses much of its money to grow its military, apparently to ready itself to take over other nations, and meanwhile, a third of it’s population is poor, and often abused by their corrupt local government.
“A poll published this week by the French newspaper Le Monde shows that the number of people describing themselves as atheists has risen to 31 per cent – from 23 per cent in 1994. The poll also shows that only half the population of France now considers itself to be Catholic.” Crime in France has also been rising since the number of their atheists has increased.
Notice how both in Britain and France, that greater punishments are not stopping the increase in crime (which by the way refutes the claim of many atheists who claim that unlike Christians, they don’t need the threat of punishment to do good, when actually, the threat of punishment has no affect on them in general).
Atheists are so bad as a group, that it’s self defeating, in that their own corruption and self-centeredness works against the spread of atheism.
They expanded artificially in that when they killed off the many religious in their areas, they were the ones left mainly to breed there, but over time, they’ve bought into the false belief that they have to kill off people so that they can keep up their troop population, which is dumb, because if they just let them go to other countries they could send money back to their country.
Buddhism also has a problem, in that it teaches people to be cold, to be like psychopaths, loveless, and to take advantage of others, despite some of it’s laws which are like the “ten commandments”, like not to steal. Examples of the contradictions:
“Associate not with evil friends, associate not with mean men; associate with good friends, associate with noble men.” – Verse 3 of Panditavagga (The Wise Man)
Notice it doesn’t say to be loving yourself, just to associate with “good” friends, whatever that means. Even if Buddha meant to be loving and to only associate with such friends, he then contradicts himself in these verses that come after:
“The good give up (attachment for) everything; the saintly prattle not with sensual craving; whether affected by happiness or by pain, the wise show neither elation nor depression.” – Verse 8
“By having no attachment and desires… and by forsaking sensual pleasures, a wise man gets rid of his impurities.” – Verse 13
So, “have no attachment” and “no desire” for love, goodness, or the company of good friends, or the desire to obey Buddha’s laws. So to practice Buddhism fully leads no where, but to confusion, and for some, insanity. That is why Tibet became so corrupt and oppressive that it was easily defeated by the Chinese atheists.
Here is another contradiction:
“A wise man renounces evil and sensual pleasure and he does all meritorious work in order to attain Nibbana. He becomes a homeless one.” – Verse 12
“My teaching does not require anyone to become homeless” – The Majjhima Nikaya, or “Middle-length Discourses” of the Buddha, is the second of the five nikayas (collections) of the Sutta Pitaka.
Perfectly obeying Buddha is supposed to lead to non-existence according to Buddha, yet he also said,
“Victory brings sadness”>
How can you feel sadness if you achieved victory by not existing anymore?
In Australia, in 2004, were about 4,779,120 people who didn’t believe in God (24% of Australia’s population at that time) according to Mr. Zuckerman. Buddhism greatly spread throughout Australia since at least 1986.
Since 1996, the number of Australians affiliated with the Catholic church grew by 7% to 5.1 million. The Anglicans decreased by 5% to 3.7 million, Uniting Church by 15% to 1.1 million, and the Presbyterian and Reformed churches by 12% to .6 million. The fastest-growing Christian denomination was Pentecostal (which are plagued with Arminians), which increased by 26% to about 220,000 members.
There was decline in irreligious citizens according to the Australian 2006 Census of Population and Housing, which reported that 18.7% Australians said that they were without religion or wrote in a response which was classified as non religious, which is equal 3,706,555 Australians, and which was a decline of 1,072,565 atheists since 2004.
In 2007, the three most common non-Christian religious citizens in Australia were Buddhists, who made up 2.1% of the population, Islam at 1.7%, and Hindus at .7%. Hindus more than doubled since 1996 to 150,000 members and Buddhists about doubled to 420,000 members.
Catholicism was the most common religious throughout Australia, but Catholics made up 18% of the population of Tasmania while Anglicans made 29% of its population.
According to Australian Institute of Criminology’s crime records, overall crime began increasing since at least 1994, then began to decline in 2002 and continued to decline till 2008. Though crimes have in general decreased or remained about the same in Aus., alcoholism and binge drinking have increased, which would be an increase in immorality. The crime rates probably went down in general because of the rise of the Pentecostal denomination, whose adherents obey the Bible’s commandments, including the Arminians among them, however, Arminians eventually stop obeying the Bible out of a greater concern for material things or out of fear of persecution. That can take years, so an increase in crime may not be soon, but it will eventually happen once they start falling away:
Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for (that day will not come) until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. – 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
The passage came through apostle Paul, from God. Paul meant that there that the world wouldn’t know who the anti-Christ was until the all false Christians gave up obeying God in mass (in other words, all at once, over a few days or weeks).
Crime will increase for sure once these false Christians decide to live like atheists, and it won’t just increase in Australia, but wherever these Christians are, and they are all over the world. If Catholics are included in this prophecy, then the increase in crime will be extreme, being that there are about 1 billion of them, out of the world’s population, which is about 6,813,592,000 as of 4/9/2010.
In America, atheism or non-religiosity grew since at least 1990. The proportion of the American population that can be classified as Christian has declined from 86% in 1990 to 77% in 2001. (ARIS survey). And in there were 10 percent fewer religious people in 2008. The crime rate went down according to some websites, but it’s untrue, because it doesn’t take into account legalized crime, like the Drug War and Iraq War and Afghanistan War, in which police and military are paid to do illegal things. Scroll to the bottom of this website where it says “US Arrests“, and you can see how arrests have risen. Now though it’s not a crime in the Bible to have or smoke marijuana, even if your government says that it is illegal (because you can’t make a law that contradicts God’s legally, like telling people it’s illegal to medicate yourself), and even though the arrests rose, those figures don’t represent true crimes, but imagine all the police that had to do wrong when doing those arrests, and think about all the wrongs that police do all the time that they get away with, and all kinds of crimes in America that go unreported:
“It is estimated that for every one case of elder abuse, neglect, exploitation, or self neglect reported to authorities, about five more go unreported.” – National Ctr. on Elder Abuse, The Am. Pub. Hum. Serv. Ass’n, The National Elder Abuse Incidence Study, 1998, (source).
The FBI estimates that only 37% of all rapes are reported to the police. Bureau of Justice Statistics are lower-only 30.7% reported the crime. – National Criminal Victimization Survey, 1996
According to this site 10 to 14 percent of all rapes in America are marital rape. If there was such a thing, then there are still at least about 23% non marital rapes.
So, reports like this, are false.
At http://www.adherents.com/misc/adh_prison.html, statistics are shown which show that even though atheists make up a small amount of the America’s population, they make up a high number of America’s prison populations, especially if you count Buddhists as atheists. There are more Catholics in prison but this is because there are many more Catholics than atheists and Buddhists in America. And for those who want to point out the larger number of “Baptists” in prison, I’ll bet anyone $1000 that most of those Baptists are Arminians, and mostly ones who know little about basic Biblical teachings or the history of Christianity or the Bible and so are not truly Christians.
If a person believes in looking the other way when they see a crime in their neighborhood, it endangers the lives of their neighbors. If they believe in doing crimes that makes it unsafe for their neighbors too. If they believe in fighting against crime, by prayer or reporting it peacefully to news agencies, that can help make it safer. What you believe matters, it affects how much you will decide to learn and what your actions will be: good, or evil.