Which Has Killed More People? Christianity? Another paving crew on the road to Hell would seem to be your fanatical Christians. Here you’ve got an ideology that’s just brimming with Good Intentions. It blesses the meek, the peacemakers, the poor in spirit, and then ironically slaughters them by the millions if they decline to be blessed.
In fact, in The Rationalist’s Manual (1897), M. D. Aletheia ironically calculates that “The Fruits of Christianism” have actually been 56 million deaths:
Let us look for a moment at the number of victims sacrificed on the altars of the Christian Moloch:
1,000,000 perished during the early Arian schism.
1,000,000 during the Carthaginian struggle.
7,000,000 during the Saracen slaughters in Spain.
5,000,000 perished during the eight Crusades.
2,000,000 of Saxons and Scandinavians lost their lives in opposing the introduction of the blessings of Christianity.
1,000,000 were destroyed in the Holy(?) Wars against the Netherlands, Albigenses, Waldenses, and Huguenots.
30,000,000 Mexicans and Peruvians were slaughtered ere they could be convinced of the beauties(?) of the Christian creed.
9,000,000 were burned for witchcraft.