Stupid Arguments

This post is not about the credulity straining myths of various religious creed or about apologetic inventions, instead it is about arguments that are irrelevant to the issue, and hence stupid.

  1. "Atheists committed atrocities too" – this is a Guilt by Association fallacy. Those accused of these atheistic crimes include Catholic anti-semite Adolf Hitler, Bolshevik Joseph Stalin, Chinese communist Mao Zedong, and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il. The atrocities in question were not committed in popular antireligious wars but in thrall to megalomaniacal econopolitical struggles. Even if these self-serving dictators were atheists, this is irrelevant to the argument that religious extremism continues to be personally cited as the motivator for individual acts of violence.


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