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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:




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 

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

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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