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Old 09-13-2006, 11:38 AM   #157
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To quantify:

There are 1000s of cases of wars, masacres, atrocities, conflicts, torture, executions, stonings, genocides, spreading fatal diseases, terrorist acts, intollerance and other harm caused by, or committed in the name of religion.

There are 1000s of cases of religious people comitting charitable acts, however the scale of these acts is almost always much smaller than the scale of the attrocities mentioned above.

I'd say it takes a heck of a lot of bake sales for the homeless to make up for a single war, let alone all the death caused by religion.

If you add up the number of people killed by religion, and then add up the number of people helped (in some small way) then I think you'd find a clear balance in favour of the Harm side.

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