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    Atheism has had it's extremists in the 20th century.

    Atheism is the lack of belief in gods. There is no way for it to be any more or less "extreme." Zero god-belief is zero god-belief. No zero is any more or less than any other zero.

    "We should kill people if they believe in gods" is not a part of, or an inference from, atheism. It is not an "extreme form" of atheism. It is not atheism. Please stop asserting otherwise.


    I wonder, if when writing this the Pope had in mind, perhaps Stalinists or maybe Nazis??

    He very obviously did have Nazis in mind, because he mentioned them.

    I hope, however, that you aren't historically ignorant enough to think that Nazism had the slightest thing to do with atheism. Ratzinger has asserted that it did, but he's a lying (ex-Nazi) sack of shit. I'm hoping that your similar implication was an accident of phrasing.

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