When you look at the history of the world, the major organized religions (Christianity and Islamic faith) should be indicted for wholesale slaughter of human beings!
Look at the Middle east, and you will see a bunch of zealots manipulating old writings to justify keeping women in bondage, murder etc...
Look at the catholic church and other Christian denominations, and you will find a bunch of old men that helped foster the worst atrocity known to mankind, slavery!
Look at India and Hinduism, again a bunch of old men, using old writings to divide human beings into a caste system!
The Christians believe only by following Jesus will one get to heaven, while the Muslims are equally convinced, only by following The prophet Mohammed will one get into heaven!
People are been bombarded daily, with this teachings and in both religion, you will find the anchor and justification for discrimination and violence against non-believers!
Many are confused and have given up on life because of the dreaded punishment in the afterlife! And you're perplexed as to why humans are fighting each other all over the world!
I do not blame religion. It is people that have decided to do what they did. Using religion is just an excuse.
Religion did not dictate to the European to come to NZ steal our land, kill our people, colonize and conform our people to their ideal way of existing
Religion did not dictate to the European people to annihilate over 80000 Aboriginie because they thought of them as non human.
Religion did not dictate to the whites that stole the African nations for slavery.
World war one did not start over anything religious.
Wars are wars and are usually motivated by the greed for more power over.....
Religion is not a power unto itself. It is made powerful by people. People give it that power and therefore it is people who are to blame for any wars that began in the name of religion.
But religion made it possible! It is much easier to deceive the people when you have them convinced, they will enjoy once they die!
I just wish people of the world would wake up and realize that the venom spewed by a lot of the religious sects forms the basis for most world problems!
Do you really think the rulers give a damn about religion? They all use religion as a means to and end!
How is it that religion made it possible for the examples I gave you? Or for that matter any war or killing etc? If people choose to be deceived by whomever is telling them whatever (in the name of religion) that is their choice. Religion does not advocate any of the things people have chosen to do in the name of it.
What is written in the bible can mislead one in to thinking God says this and says that however the person perceiving Gods word is still a man with limited thinking. When man says he is to wipe out an entire nation and believes that is what God is telling him when God says love your enemies, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which one is ordering this. Is is God or just Man in his own prejudices? I suggest it is Man in his own prejudice.
I remember when I was a child and had done something I wasn't supposed to. My mum asked why. My response was that so and so told me to do it. My mum then asked me. If so and so asked you to jump of a bridge, would you? As young as I was then it made sense to me. I made the choice to do it no matter what any one told me to do. I could have chosen not to do it. I still was responsible for my choice regardless.
People have choices even when they think they don't. What they use as a means to an end is entirely their choice too.
Right. So it's not religion's fault, it's religious peoples' fault. I could agree with that.
This is a very insightful question. Yes, if we take a look at war history, many have been caused by religious conflict. Although this may be true, I do not believe that religion is the cause of all the chaos in this world. However, we all have been raised differently with unique cultures, traditions and beliefs and what is acceptable in a society might be abhorred in another. What I believe is that if we try to learn from other cultures and look for similarities rather than differences, we might become more accepting and tolerant of other's cultures and beliefs. Hence, there will be 'less' conflicts, leading to wars, in this world. Thank you for asking this relevant question, awesome77!:-)
This is a great question. Religion is not the cause of chaos in this world. People is the cause by their own actions.
In reply to your question- obviously not everything can be blamed on religion just 99% of everything.
Always someone to blame, how about mankind and as such we are to be blamed as well. When mankind had no answers for their questions they resorted to making up religion to justify what was going on, in all this not only religion but science as well can be blamed, progress, is religion also to blame for the mess with the ozone layer, global warming, so everything comes down to mankind, we are to blame so instead of blaming others let's try to fix it as humans not divisions here and there.
I agree those darn Christians even invented the nukes, the science people had nothing to do with it, those da-- Christians is every where always causing trouble, do not know why they have to have their own opinions.
I agree religion is very bad and causes a lot of damage. I wouldn't credit them with all of the chaos however.
I think it is more along the lines of human nature that caused all the chaos. Religion is just a byproduct.
People cause chaos and invoke religion to either sponsor or justify a great majority of it.
religion is a way out of chaos, but we do have way to many claiming to be religious and do not know how to be Christian
hitler claimed to be Christian
saying and doing is different things
that is the way of mankind blame a lot over the actions of a few
I blame the fact that we can't keep our hands to ourselves as being the key. If religion, which says that we shouldn't bash each other's heads in, can't stop us from doing so, how is THAT religion's fault? Sounds like it's time for us to get a grip and STOP killing.
You can't blame anyone for the chaos in the world. Everyone has their own mind, makes their own choices, and has their own wants. People have different needs, are raised with different morals, have a different genetic predisposition. People have different medical issues, like and dislikes, limits and tolerance. There's no way one person, congregation, organization, or any group of people could cause such a thing as the chaos on earth.
Also, everything we do has an effect on something or someone. Therefore, it's extremely complex and rather mind boggling to even begin to imagine what one little thing you do could effect the world years from now. Or how something in the past has made a difference in this world today. Maybe we should just accept that there is a higher power and there are just somethings man cannot understand. Maybe we weren't made to. Maybe we're not ready. But I am sure we will never be able to crack God's codes.
I don't blame religion for the chaos in the world. It is the fact that man-kind as a whole likes to twist things around to make it work for his advantage! Besides, it is easier to blame others for your troubles, and punish them for your stupidity!
I believe that it is fanatics of all sorts (religious, political, etc.) that are the cause of most of the chaos in the world.
Most religions can be a force for good. Any religion can be twisted to suit a hateful agenda.
I really thought guanger had a point there for awhile. I was reading along, trying to see it...
I gotta start looking at peoples' post and hub counts.
Haha! Did you think it was a metaphor for something deep and meaningful? I started to and then thought omg forget that!
Actually it's not religion, it's organized religion that's the cause of slaughter and chaos. When I think of organized religion, the first word that pops into my head is "supression". Brain washing is another term that comes to mind.
Nope. I don't worry about that stuff. It's time to be happy.
Satan is the cause for all the chaos in the world. Religion happens to be his tool of choice.
Do You Blame Religion For All The Chaos In The World
I think it is a disease of the Atheists to blame religion for all the chaos in the World.
Christ hated religion. The pharisees, sadducees and san hedrin were all religious groups highly revered by society, Yet Christ constantly rebuked them. Religion is a tool of the Devil.
I think you have misunderstood Jesus; he did not hate religion; he wanted to reform the hardened and fanatic Jewish clergy who misused religion for their own selfich and nefarious motives.
Jesus gave one way. Religion has grouped together many different aspects that are not Christlike. Look at the letters written to the churches in Revelation.Or the kingdom parables in Matthew 12. Christ's take on religion is very easy to spot.
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