Comment: Such as?

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Such as?

Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Jong Il?

Some are questionable, Hitler definitely questionable as atheist. Hitler definitely USED RELIGION to rally the people and commit genocide. You can easily find Hitler religious quotes:

http://www.evilbible.com/hitler_was_christian.htm
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2006/08/23/list-of-hitler...

As far as the others, I cannot say if any of their philosophy was DRIVEN by their atheist position. Perhaps some wanted to ELIMINATE RELIGION, in which case that would be a case of atheism DRIVING the policies and violence.

But I cannot pin that down.

But if you know of some, I want to know as well!