Thank you for your letter in response to Europe’s Hostility to Christianity. We do appreciate critical feedback.
We are well aware that most atheist people are not guilty of the kind of atrocities committed in the name of atheism by communist regimes in Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, Red China, North Korea, throughout Africa, Cuba, etc.
Just as most Christian people were not responsible for the atrocities of the Roman Catholic Inquisition centuries ago. We recognise that.
However, the fact is that, in the name of atheism, secular humanist regimes, committed the worst atrocities in human history, in the 20th century.
Have you read Death by Government, by Professor R.J. Rummel? Death by Government (2006), in its 500 pages, documents that secular states, in the 20th century, murdered over 169 million of their own citizens. These are the conclusions of the professor’s analysis of 8,200 sources, involving over 4,200 consolidations and calculations which were organised into appendix tables, totalling more than 18,100 rows. Just one appendix table alone amounted to over 50 pages and is provided in the supplemental volume: Statistics of Genocide – Estimates, Sources and Calculations in 20th century Genocide and Mass Murder.
You can also read the Black Book of Communism, over 900 pages of documentation, by ex-communists, based on the Soviet Union’s own archives.
The fact is that, far from being the solution, secular governments have proved to be the worst problem.
The conclusion is that no government can be trusted with a monopoly of force. Decentralisation of power, the rule of law, separation of powers, and armed citizens are all essential foundations for freedom.
Please see, The Greatest Killer, Death by Government and The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived articles on the www.frontline.org.za website.
May God bless you and guide you into all Truth.
Yours for Faith and freedom
Dr. Peter Hammond