a Taoist, the little red book is full with "God".
yay.. you found an atheist
the Khmer Rouge
maybe even a 2nd one....
and other Communist regimes.
The whole argument is a logically fallacy on two counts, a) because even if their leaders where atheists, the majority of their henchman wasn´t. and b) there where so few, supposedly, atheist dictators that you have no problem mentioning most from memory. Try that with believing dictators, from memory you´d run out very quickly.
You got to give it to them, those that did exist where quite effective, i guess even a truely mad person like Stalin still has less delusions getting in the way of being effective as the average religious dictator.
None of those countries where hugs & puppy places before those regimes took over
"Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
Steven Weinberg, wise man....
Atheists in prison seem to be fairly alone... (yes, i know, that has to be corrected for a ton of socioeconomic effects, but they are underrepresented by orders of magnitude)https://pitweb.pitzer.edu/academics/wp- ... ompass.pdf
Covers plenty of nations.... highlights
Murder rates are actually lower in more secular nations and higher in more religious nations where belief in God is widespread
Finally, of the top 50 safest cities in the world,
nearly all are in relatively non-religious countries, and of the 8 cities within the UnitedStates that make the safest-city list, nearly all are located in the least religious regions of the country
And within America, the states with the highest murder rates tend to be the highly religious, such as Louisiana and Alabama, but the states with the lowest murder rates tend to be the among the least religious in the country, such as Vermont and Oregon.
a 1999 Barna study found that atheists and agnostics actually have lower divorce rates than religious Americans
As for Plante's claim that studies have "consistently " found that religious people are less likely to engage in unprotected sex, that claim is directly refuted by a 2009 study that found the reverse - teens who make religion-inspired "virginity pledges" are not only just as likely as their non-pledging peers to engage in premarital sex, but more likely to engage in unprotected sex."
During the Holocaust "in their studies of heroic altruism during
the Holocaust, found that the more secular people were, the more likely they were to rescue and help persecuted Jews"
With all the sources and access to data you like ....
This signature is a safe place.