Lets see what all the benefits we have to look forward to in an atheistic government. I know I’ve posted this in another thread, but it’s worth reposting here.
1789: 5,000 clergy martyred by atheists in France
1871: 20,000 clergy martyred by atheists in Paris
1917: 1 million Russsian orthodox believers martyred by Bolsheviks in USSR
1918: 60,000 orthodox martyred by Bolsheviks in Georgia
1921-1950: 15 million Christians die in prison camps in USSR
1925-1950: 1.2 million Christians die as USSR tries to liquidate Roman Catholicism.
1927: 500,000 Iranian Christians are slaughtered by USSR…many by crucifixion.
1927: 600,000 all German origin Lutherns are killed by Stalin
1928: 95% of all orthodox parishes martyred in Ukraine.
1929-1937: 14.5 million Christian peasants are starved to death by order of Stalin.
1927-1938: 200,000 Christians exterminated in Belarus, USSR
1935: 1 million in underground churches martyred in USSR
1937-1945: 120,000 martyred in final attempt to destroy orthodox church in USSR.
1938: 30,000 Armenian orthodox and Catholics martyred by Soviet Secret Police.
1940: 150,000 shot or die in prison in Baltics.
1944: 5,000 Christians die in Albania
1945: 3.5 million Ukrainian Catholics killed by atheist Soviets.
1948: 70 Baptists are martyred (some buried alive) by Chinese atheists.
1948: 500,000 in underground churches are martyred in Russia.
1948: 2,500 Christians die in Hungarian prisons.
1949: 1.2 million Tibetans (not all Christians though) were massacred by atheist China.
1950: 500,000 more killed by atheist Chinese.
1950: 200,000+ North Korean Christians killed by atheist government.
1950-1980: 900,000 Christians “liquidated” in Eastern Europe by atheists.
1950-1980: 5 million Christians die in prison camps in USSR.
1952: 74,000 Christians die in vicious persecution in China.
1959-1963 (only three years time): 25 million (25,000,000)Christians die in “great leap forward” in China.
1959: 15,000 Christians killed by atheist Castro in Cuba.
1962: 10,000 Baptists killed in Albania by atheists.
1966: 2.5 million Christians killed or in prison camps during “Proletarian Cultural Revolution” in atheist China.
1969: 7,000 Roman Catholic leaders killed by atheists in Czechoslovakia.
1970: 60,000 Protestants die in mass killings by KGB.
1974 20,000 Christians killed or imprisoned by communists in Laoz.
1975-1985: 65,000 Christians butchered by atheists in Vietnam.
1975-1979: 2 million slaughtered by atheist Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, including all Christians.
1977-1980: 90,000 Christians die in “Red Terror” in Ethiopia.
1979-1983: 70,000 die in Sandista Revolution in Nicaragua.
1980: 400 Christian Soldiers refuse to kill Afghanis and are executed.
1980-1993: 30,000 Christian peasants are killed by “Maoist Shining Path” guerillas in Peru.
1984: 5,000 Christians die in communist Poland.
1989: 3,000 die in Tiananmen Square massacre by atheist China.
1989: 20,000 Christians massacred by secret police in Romania.
At present time there are millions of Christians still in prison camps in China.
According to the authors of the research (Barrett, David and Todd Johnson. 2001. World Christian Trends, AD 30-AD 2200: Interpreting the Annual Christian Megacensus. Pasadena, California, USA: William Carey Library, some findings can be found here: http://books.google.com/books?id=IMRsJ1gnIYkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=World+Christian+Trends,+AD+30-AD+2200:+Interpreting+the+Annual+Christian+Megacensus&source=bl&ots=YNN4UyhKeT&sig=mHRQjrzRJn3-VpbJ63PqIdNAdmY&hl=en&ei=S3JqTOr8JoP-8AbgwsCrAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CB0Q6AEwAg
more used to be available at http://www.gordonconwell.edu/ockenga/globalchristianity/gd/findings.htm).
This does not count any of the Christians in the middle east who have died or those who are in prison awaiting execution…
At a steady rate over the last 20 centuries, and in all 238 countries, 70 million Christians have been martyred -killed,executed,murdered -for Christ.