"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Attila should have been entered. The Huns were absolutely brutal and took no prisoners.
I don't think evilness is directly proportional to the amount of people one has killed. There is definitely something more sinister about Hitler's "extermination" than Genghis Khan's impersonal conquest.
For example, I think someone like Phalaris was more evil than Genghis Khan. He stuck people in the "Brazen Bull" and burned them alive--perhaps the most
horrific torture method ever invented.
Brazen bull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.