Bertrand Russell, in “Why I am not a Christian”, writes:
The Spaniards in Mexico and Peru used to baptize Indian infants and then immediately dash their brains out: by this means they secured these infants went to Heaven. No orthodox Christian can find any logical reason for condemning their action, although all nowadays do so. In countless ways the doctrine of personal immortality in its Christian form has had disastrous effects upon morals.
I’m finding it difficult coming up with answers to this one. What are some “logical reason[s] for condemning their action”?
Obviously it’s wrong to kill (6th commandment) but we kill in war for a greater good?