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Old 09-22-2017, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Kakwakas View Post
Sounds incidental to me.
Anti-clericalism was a significant enough part of the French Revolution for religion to be targeted and actively persecuted. In fairness, anti-clericalism is not the same as atheism. However, the persecution of Christianity in Revolutionary France could easily be described as a form of militant atheism.

Religion was also viciously persecuted in communist regimes such as the USSR (at least until Stalin decided the church would be useful to bolster the fight against the Nazis), Maoist China, and the Khmer Rouge.
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