Does belief in religion cause wars? - Page 3

November 20th, 2006  
war is a means of keeping the human population in check
haha i dunno..we'd fight over anything so wether your black white, purple, muslim, christian, jewish, australian, russian, american or any old human being. we'll allways fight each other.
November 22nd, 2006  
one of the purposes of war is territorry
September 19th, 2008  
Religeon is manipulated by the powerful. It is flogged onto the uneducated as a means to order. Just look at recent news reports around the world, concerning Islamic extremist situations. I often wonder what the western world could be capable of if fruitcakes like Pat Robertson got power. Would they be calling Christian Warriors to march in the name of God. Isn't the seperation of church and state a wonderful thing?
September 19th, 2008  
"The believer may be happy, but the doubter is wise"

Even Muslims have doubts,

"Trust in Allah, but tie up your camel."
September 19th, 2008  
Del Boy
War is explained by Darwinism , nature red in tooth in claw. The natural law of the jungle, survival of the fittest in evolution.

When related to man-kind it is very ugly indeed, and that is why a spiritual aspect to man-kind is all - important.
February 25th, 2009  
I tend to think it is more a case of a misguided use of religion and the lack of a questioning mind in its followers that causes wars.
February 26th, 2009  
Originally Posted by MontyB
I tend to think it is more a case of a misguided use of religion and the lack of a questioning mind in its followers that causes wars.
That is part of the problem. Religion is based on faith, don't question the inaccuracies, because the mystery of god, mohammed, judah, buddah etc are beyond your understanding. So you have a ready made idiot squad, all you need to do is light the touchpaper, aim in the required direction & stand back.

I'm an atheist, so I'm biased, but I can never understand how people can believe in a mysticlal beingand then believe that certain people are designated as his/hers/its mouthpiece.

Still we've managed to survive so far, in spite of ourselves, looking forward to the next 10,000 years, it is going to be a blast.
February 26th, 2009  
I used to be a Serbian Orthodox, but since i wisened up i rejected it as i would if you offered me a pile of @#$%$

Darwin has got it right, i beleive. In Christianity, for example, "Humans are gods favourite beings", if so, then how come we have proven to be one of the WORST species to walk the Earth? If we really WERE 'Gods' favourite, then how come we have destroyed most of this world in the period of a few hundred thousand years, when dinosaurs and other types of species lived for literally MILLIONS of years?

It is basically guesswork. Harry Potter books have more fact than the bible and any other manuscript which praises a higher being that is not proven to exist.
February 26th, 2009  
A Can of Man
I think ultimately we're fighting for something else but people like to throw in religion as a recruiting strategy.
Even if there was no religion, there would always be something else. There are a lot of ideologies to choose from.
February 27th, 2009  
Many of the major wars have been over religion, even the Armada was over religion. Spain's invasion of the low countries was over religion, as soon as they went over to the Protestant religion then the Pope gave the countries to Spain just like he gave England to Spain

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