"Why is it whenever atheism becomes the state religion it becomes crueler than the religion it replaces?" - DOCNJO
"Atheism is not a religion, it is the absence of it. China is a State without interest in harnessing religion to control the masses." - AUSTINTX
"I am a so called atheist. But still there has to be a reason for existence. There has to be a reason for a physical universe instead of pure nothingness." - BRUCEAZ
That was 3 great statements.
Historically, DOCNJO is correct, in the 20th century atheistic nationalism has killed more people than any other belief system.
I would tell AUSTINX, Religion is not about belief in a "higher power", it's about blind faith, even if the dispenser of the "faith" is government or government enforced atheism
BRUCEEAZ - I went through my spiritual crisis and I am peace with myself. Once I completed that journey about 10 years ago, I rarely get stressed out. It's difficult to explain.