The Most Evil Man in History

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  1. Unraveller

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    I have often seen this moniker attached to Adolf Hitler but I don't believe it's quite true. He was a horribly evil man, but by no measure that I can find would I say he was the MOST evil. Stalin and Mao killed more people. Pol Pot killed a quarter of the population of Cambodia in only a few years, most on the basis of ethnicity. Romans crucified thousands and revelled in blood sports. 'Bloody' Mary burned hundreds at the stake on the basis of their religion. I think Hitler is the closest to home and most recent and that's why he's picked out.

    Who do you think is the Most Evil Person in History?
     
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    nathan mayer rothschild.
     
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    Which one? And why?
     
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    Well, as for Hitler - I think that it's not so much the numbers of people he killed, but that he regarded them as less than human. And also the way he went about killing them, as though they were bugs to be exterminated.
     
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    I wouldn't really put all of that on him. Goebbels had a good hand in using the Jews as scapegoats (not to mention he used their skin as lampshade material :S)
     
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    He was still the man responsible for it. (Note: I'm sure that there are other evil men in history as well. Just presenting a different PoV here. ^^)
     
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    I thought they made soaps out of them.Next time you use FA bath foam remember:From Auswitz.

    The most evil person in history is Bill Gates.He has decided to torture every simple PC user on Earth every year with Windows that make your lives difficult.But a good man installed the Reset button,humanity's best weapon against the Evil Windows and their bugs.
     
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    Stalin or Hitler. They both were deliberately and directly responsible for the deaths of millions...
     
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    Whoever invented the first gun, they are indirectly resposible for millions of deaths.
     
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    Or at the other end there are people like Jeffrey Dahmer. It could be argued that to order executions isn't as bad as actually carrying them out for pleasure, then indulging in necrophilia and cannibalism...
     
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    Thats a load. People were killing people before guns, sticks, stones, spears, arrows, blades. The person who invented the gun is not evil. Inanimate things do not kill people, People kill people.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    You can cut bread with a knife.Is the person who invented the first knife evil?
     
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    This is all true, but personally, having seen somone shot with a very powerful gun, not just once, but several times, I would say that the invention of guns is evil. Telling may that it would have been the same if he had been stabbed with a sword or a spear is nice, but can you unload 30 bullets in less then a secound with a sword? Can you kill an entire room full of refuges in less then 12 secounds with a spear? Can you go to a university and kill students and teachers by shooting through a door with a bow? So maybe the man was not, but he sure didnt help the world.

    Who invents weapons for the betterment of mankind?
     
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    Who would you say was more evil, the man who invented the gun or a man who raped and murdered children?
     
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    I hardly believe the invention of the gun was made with "good" intentions at mind.
     
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    I'm not honestly sure which is worse, gun murders or rape......thats kind of an odd sounding questioin to me, one I cant exactly answer.

    People who invent weapons may not be evil, but the have indirectly paved the way for evil acts to happen, which might have happened anyways, but now can happen on a larger scale of carnage.

    We've all heard of the stories where kids find guns in the closet and they go off accidently.
    There are far fewer acidents where two kids find thier dad's knife and one stabs the other. During the Columbine, the two teenagers shoot and killed several people in a very short time, same with Virginiana Tech. They would have had a much harder time trying to kill people with swords.

    Stalin and Hitler where bad, but what did they arm thier soldiers with? Did you know, that when Hitler started killing Jews, he lined them up on the sides of ditches and killed them with fast-reloading rifles becouse he couldn't think of a faster way to end thier lives?
     
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    But in China and Russia they clubbed them to death instead, to save on bullets...
     
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    They obviously valued thier guns highly, and the reason for that is for thier killing capibilites. The fact is, killing someone with a gun involves a point and click procedure, but if you want to, you can hold down the trigger and fire +30 bullets in case one didn't do the trick.

    From Dictionary.com
    Evil
    –adjective 1. morally wrong or bad; immoral; wicked: evil deeds; an evil life.
    2. harmful; injurious: evil laws.
    3. characterized or accompanied by misfortune or suffering; unfortunate; disastrous: to be fallen on evil days.
    4. due to actual or imputed bad conduct or character: an evil reputation.
    5. marked by anger, irritability, irascibility, etc.: He is known for his evil disposition.

    Maybe I should broaden my scope, people who invent weapons, are evil, definition 3 strikes me as pretty close to my point
     
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    Again the invention of the Gun is not evil nor is the man. If anything man is evil itself, or the invention of man. Guns do not kill people, people do.