Pathetic video attempts to make atheism appear evil
This video attempts to make a direct link between atheists like Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins with psychotic revolutionaries like Maximilien Robespierre. The only problem, of course, is Robespierre was actually a deist, and although he may have called himself reasonable and rational, I think this quote obviously shows the man was not quite right in the head:
If virtue be the spring of a popular government in times of peace, the spring of that government during a revolution is virtue combined with terror: virtue, without which terror is destructive; terror, without which virtue is impotent. Terror is only justice prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country. … The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny
Yeah, he really does sound like the friendly and amiable Dawkins, right? Look, the French Revolution was a pretty messed up time, but it isn’t an indication of what happens when a country loses their religion; it’s more of an example of what can happen during times of incredible political upheaval.