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Old 27th August 2017, 06:28 PM
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Welcome gpfloor!

Nothing worse than an atheist. After all, how can one be good without god? That is why some religious folks are so kind. Burning witches, religious jihads, holy wars, crusades, etc.

However, if an atheist is bad, she/he can't blame it on an imaginary fairy.
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Old 27th August 2017, 09:49 PM
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Welcome gpfloor.

There was heavy persecution of Christians under communism in the Eastern Bloc countries.

If interrogated it would have been expedient to avow atheism.

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By the end of the Khrushchev era, 50,000 clergy were executed and many of the church hierarchy were replaced by individuals who had connections with the KGB.
Romania under Ceausescu,
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Widespread dissent from religious groups in Romania did not appear until revolution was sweeping across Eastern Europe in 1989. The Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church supported Ceausescu up until the end of the regime, and even congratulated him after the state murdered one hundred demonstrators in Timisoara.[40] It was not until the day before Ceausescu's execution on December 24, 1989 that the Patriarch condemned him as "a new child-murdering Herod" [40].

In Romania, more than 5,000 Orthodox priests were imprisoned, and 400 priests from Romania's Eastern-rite were killed after their community was outlawed. The Orthodox archdiocese of Cluj, contains biographies of 1,700 church personnel jailed.[14]
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Old 27th August 2017, 10:43 PM
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There was heavy persecution of Christians under communism in the Eastern Bloc countries.

If interrogated it would have been expedient to avow atheism.

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Romania under Ceausescu,


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persec...e_Eastern_Bloc
This probably comes the closest, although I could make the same political argument. In this case, as with the French Revolution, it was the power of the churches and their control of their flocks that needed to be struck down.

The fact is, you can't overturn a monarchy without also attacking the Church; twin leeches sucking the lifeblood of progress.
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Old 27th August 2017, 10:45 PM
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Old 28th August 2017, 04:03 PM
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Old 28th August 2017, 07:15 PM
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