Stalin once said he and his Communist party would take over the world “without firing a shot.” Yet communism was responsible for untold millions of brutal deaths through starvation, torture, and cold-blooded murder. It seemed like a radical vision, everyone working to provide the needs of others, but the “visionaries” had no concern for human life. Their motive proved purely to be a lust for power.
Religions have claimed to bring about justice and healing yet their track record is also revealing. Chief among the offenders (and most popular of all) is the Christian religion, which has a legacy of bloodshed against those who wouldn’t “receive God’s free gift.” Yet the supposed founder of their faith wanted nothing to do with taking up the sword. He actually said some amazing things to the contrary. He said, “My kingdom is not of this world.”