Godstud wrote:They don't. Anyone with any sense realizes it was done for reasons of greed and power within the Church.
The Communist, Fascist and the Democratic countries can indeed be terrible, but religion, or lack thereof, is not truly as large a factor as you'd like to imply. Wars and genocides are for territory, power, and control. Religion is a controlling factor. Some ideologies would seek to subvert this for the obvious reason that they don't want competition.
Ultimately war is about power and control. The issue is rather simple--------------comparing the barbaric
actions of men that lived in the 20th century with the actions of men that lived near 1000 years ago is not equivalent. In the ancient past MANKIND was barbaric and not enlightened. The commies of the 20th century should have behaved in a MUCH better manner. Expecting 20-21st century ethics for men that lived hundreds of years ago is clearly illogical. bar·bar·ic
savagely cruel; exceedingly brutal.
"he had carried out barbaric acts in the name of war"
synonyms: cruel, brutal, barbarous, brutish, bestial, savage, vicious, fierce, ferocious, wicked, nasty, ruthless, remorseless, merciless, villainous, murderous, heinous, nefarious, monstrous, base, low, lowdown, vile, inhuman, infernal, dark, black, black-hearted, fiendish, hellish, diabolical, ghastly, horrible
"the regime's barbaric crimes were exposed after the war was over"
"the barbaric splendor he found in civilizations since destroyed"
synonyms: uncivilized, primitive, unsophisticated, barbarous, heathen; More