All that said, with the exception of fragments in private collections, the last of the Dead Sea Scrolls were published in the early 90's.
What the f.....? How did these fragments even become part of a private collection? I assume they were translated before being passed on?! But still, even small parts of a document as important as this should not be allowed to be filed away from the public just because a single entity has thrown around large sums of money.
It's killed more than most illnesses I've heard of. And still does.
Mao, Hitler and Stalin were atheists. The 30 years war, the Crusades, the Spanish inquisition, Al Queda were religious. Your point is? Most mass murder is because of greed, not religion. Religion is used to justify the greed in some cases. In other cases, politics or biology are used as justification. But greed is at the heart of almost all killing and war. An atheistic world would be neither more peaceful nor less peaceful because even atheists are just as greedy as everyone else.
Hitler was a Catholic. It is a widely believed misconception that Hitler was an atheist, just as it is a misconception that he was a vegetarian.
Hitler himself wrote in Mein Kampf... "I am convinced that I am acting as the agent of our Creator. By fighting off the Jews, I am doing the Lord's work."
Years later he was also quoted as telling General Gerhart Engel... "I am now, as before, a Catholic and will always remain so."
Nazi Germany worked with the Catholic Church who blessed troops and equipment. Each infantry soldier even wore a belt with a buckle inscribed "Gott mit uns" - God is with us.
Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. - H. L. Mencken