Did God Kill More People Than Satan?

Saw this little info graphic today. Apparently God killed more people in the bible than Satan. Is this supposed to convince Christians to turn atheist, or is it supposed to make atheists angry? I mean, if you’re a Christian, you’re supposed to believe that God is just, so those deaths would be justified. And if you’re an atheist you don’t believe those deaths were caused by God anyway, so there’s nothing to be angry about.

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A Reply to a Comment on “LOL Theists.com”

I was Stumbling today and came across this blog post.

And I read this comment:

Nice Gish Gallop.

Science doesn’t say it is infallible. Science embraces human fallibility and tries to work out how to overcome it.

Theists say that their various texts were written by god/s, not man.

Scientific theories would re-establish themselves because they are a reflection of a working reality, not human immortality fantasy.

The rewriting of science is its strength, not a weakness. New information is encouraged. Only a mind befuddled by religion could make your “.. illusory discourse that Western culture ..” statement. Science is legitimate because it works. For example: medical science works and prayer does nothing.

The difference between proof and faith: evidence. Show me the evidence for your faith claims.

Science brought us global warming? Human activity brought us global warming. Science has identified a threat. What is religion doing? Denying it because of their funny old books.

Social Darwinism is a spinoff of religious mindset of god/s supporting one group over another. Once we are able to think without the encumbrance of the religious mindset, trying to kill off the other will become less attractive to humans.

Anyway, I’m sick of your post. You have just brought the same tired justifications for your religious fantasies. Do you cut and paste this shit into every forum?

And this is my reply:

“Science doesn’t say it is infallible. Science embraces human fallibility and tries to work out how to overcome it.”
–Really? Is that ALL science does? I guess nuclear weapons are the ultimate in overcoming human fallibility then. Or would it be genetically modified corn?

“Theists say that their various texts were written by god/s, not man.”

–No. Most say they were written by men who were inspired by god. The Buddhist texts were supposedly written by the Buddha, who apparently made no claims about god/s. The Koran was supposedly written by a prophet inspired by an angel. Pay attention to detail, would ya?

“For example: medical science works and prayer does nothing.”
–Apparently there is evidence that prayer and other spiritual practices have health benefits. It’s not exactly curing cancer, but hey, it’s something. You can find scholarly articles about it on the “Internet.” I don’t know if it’s true, but the placebo effect is nearly universally accepted by the scientific community, and this seems like pretty much the same thing, really.

“The difference between proof and faith: evidence. Show me the evidence for your faith claims.”

–Faith by definition requires no evidence. For example, I have faith that the entire universe sprang from nothing in a single instant. I believe this because I’ve had direct revelation. I don’t need to prove it to you because I don’t care if you believe it. The burden of proof lies with the person who wants to convince the other of their claim.

“Science brought us global warming? Human activity brought us global warming. ”
–Yes. Science brought us CFCs, gasoline, and internal combustion engines. These things have supposedly caused global warming. Incidentally, science is a human activity.

“Science has identified a threat. What is religion doing? Denying it because of their funny old books.”

–Yes. Science is the cause and the cure for global warming. But is religion really denying it? All of religion? All religious believers? You might want to think that through a bit more and do some research before making such a claim. Unless it’s based on faith, in which case more power to ya.

“Social Darwinism is a spinoff of religious mindset of god/s supporting one group over another. Once we are able to think without the encumbrance of the religious mindset, trying to kill off the other will become less attractive to humans.”

– I guess Pol Pot, Stalin, and Mao Zedong didn’t get the memo. And I have my suspicions that most religious “leaders” who have led people into war were not spiritually guided at all but were simply sociopaths who knew that they needed to appear to believe in order to manipulate the masses. And what do you mean by “the religious mindset” — Is there just one?