Astorian wrote:

the first official atheist government didn't exist until 1917, when Vladimir Ilyich Ulanov (aka Lenin) took over the Rusian empire. So, atheists have had secular power for just 97 years, right. That means... in just 97 measly years, atheists managed to kill waaaaay more people than all the Crusaders, Inquisitors and assorted Christian maniacs combined had managed to kill in 1700 years!

Once again, here's a confusion between correlation and causation.

By this logic, since both Stalin and Lenin had moustaches, it was the moustaches that made them murderous beasts.

Norway, Sweden and Denmark are largely atheist. But I don't see them committing mass murder.