It is repeated time and again by atheists and non-christians how the churches and self-proclaimed christians killed untold numbers of people during the crusades, the inquisition etc.. and it is true that there have been horrid atrocities committed by those who were or are not following the true tenets of Jesus Christ. However, the body count under atheistic regimes have been in the hundreds of millions in the last century. When this is brought up they counter with untruths, that it was political persection and not religious, this is a lie. There has been an enormous amount of historical and verified facts as well as the firsthand testimonies of the persecutions and massive slaughters of the religious and the outlawing of religion under atheistic regimes, laws that led to the suffering, torture and death of hundreds of millions of people and the specific targeting of christians and others who were forced to go underground. To deny this is an insult to all those who have been persecuted and lost their lives as this persecution still goes on in various countries.