Idea re: Atheism
To the Editor:
Nicholas D. Kristof points out that atheists like Mao and Stalin committed atrocities. But their atrocities were not committed in the name of atheism, whereas atrocities committed by organized religious groups were committed in the names of their religions.
This is a rather important distinction.
Paul R. Waldman
Tarrytown, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2006