I don’t think Ghengis Khan, Hitler or Stalin to name but three mass muderers did what they did in the name of God or religion, or “truth” for that matter.
Methinks you need to do a little research on these things…
“I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord.” --Hitler, from “Mein Kampf”, p. 46
Again, truth can be subjective (relative). I understand that ultimately truth is objective, but until we know what that truth is, it remains subjective. It is this deception, that my “truth” is “truth” and your “truth” is false, that I’m referring to. Stalin’s “truth” was atheism, and he attempted to forcibly convert the people into “worship of the State” and the Cult of Personality. Regardless of how you feel about the validity of Stalin’s “religion” or “truth”, the fact remains, it was as true to him as Catholicism is to you. So, in fact, he did do what he did for “truth.” It just wasn’t your truth… You’re actually helping me to illustrate my view on “satan’s greatest deception” in offering these examples.
If you buy into the Biblical Flood story, that it was God’s “punishment”, the God of the Bible wiped out nearly the entire world in one fell swoop. Add to that hundreds of thousands (at least) that fell in battle by the “hand of God”, and you can combine the atrocities of the three people you mentioned, multiply it thousands of times over, and you wouldn’t begin to approach the number of people the God of the Bible killed, if that version of events is your “truth.” All of these things were done “in the name of God!”–it was all attributed to God by humans, that is! And all of this because “my God is better than your God” type thinking! It’s all in the name of religion, can’t you see that?
I DON’T buy into this story, as it doesn’t jive with my belief in an unconditionally loving, merciful God. However it was RELIGION that attributed these things to God, doing unto Him a grave injustice, in my opinion.