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Faith and violence...myth

Charles S. Krin krin135 at aol.com
Tue Dec 25 14:26:16 GMT 2012


an interesting perspective on the matter:

http://www.tmatt.net/2012/12/24/columbine-newtown-and-our-culture-of-death/

 
ck

 

Charles S. Krin, DO
Retired FM/EM/EMS Physician; Author and Educator

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. Gandhi, An Autobiography, p. 446 (Beacon Press paperback edition)

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Nemeth, Mr <joe.nemeth at mcgill.ca>
To: Trauma-List [TRAUMA.ORG] <trauma-list at trauma.org>
Sent: Tue, Dec 25, 2012 8:07 am
Subject: Faith and violence...myth


This myth of religion being the cause of carnage throughout history is one that 
cannot be continued to be propagated...in fact people WITHOUT a belief in a 
deity were the cause of countless more needless death: 

Only in the past century alone:

-Mao....~50 M
-Stalin...~30 M
-Pot Pol...~3 M

Furthermore, although the Crusades -which many atheists also bring up as an 
example of faith resulting in violence -  were a definite blackmark on 
Christianity, the actual death-toll was only  a fraction of what has been 
quoted.

All this to say that a true study of history in fact will show that faith has 
motivated many more initiatives which have proven to be beneficial to society 
(hospitals/universities) than it has hatred and death.

Peace to all of you once again,

Joe

---------------------------------------------
Joe Nemeth MD CCFP (Emergency Medicine)
Assistant Professor
Pediatrics, Family Medicine 
Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Montreal General Hospital
McGill University Health Center



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From: Ruy Cabello-Pasini [ruycabello at yahoo.com]
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2012 1:14 PM
To: listasmsd; Trauma-List [TRAUMA.ORG]
Subject: Re: Faith and violence

I also echo Drs Stephen and Pietro, a lot of the violence in the world is 
motivated by religious intolerance. That includes of course 9/11 and the 
shootings at Fort Hood, TX. Ruy Cabello-Pasini MD
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