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Why God Allows War

Updated on April 7, 2011

Let me start by saying I believe in God and consider myself a Christian.

Not only do I condemn Islamic fanatics, I condemn any religious fanatic whatever their faith.

Islam is a few hundred years younger than Christianity. Some say that Islam today appears barbaric and cruel. When Christianity was about the same age, we were in the middle of the inquisitions. Were they barbaric and cruel? Would Christianity of been the same without it?

People may ask “why do Shia and Sunni fight” aren’t they both Muslim? Have those that ask, forgotten that it was Christian fighting Christian, in the hundred year war in Europe.

Just because I believe that Christ existed, does not mean I cannot believe that Muhammad or Buddha did.

So, why does God allow wars? Why does God allow more than one religion?

Most of man kind’s progress, especially in technology, has been due to either religion or war and most wars have been religious. If it was not that millions have died in war and the advances made from those wars, our species would of probably grown at a far greater rate than that which we could feed it. We may have exhausted our planet of nutrients and become extinct by now.

I am not saying that God created war but until we can learn to fend for ourselves, he placed other religions as a source of survival.

In the time you have spent reading this, 200 people have died of starvation. One third of the world is starving, including 160 million children under the age of 5 years.

Today we no longer NEED war, we have the technology to feed the world, just lack the willingness to do it. For what the world spends on its military in two days could save 100 million deaths from starvation.

So what if there are other religions. Is this what was meant by us, “turning the other cheek”?

Why don’t we stop fighting over religion and start working together to feed our species? Could this be what is meant, “The meek shall inherit the Earth”? For only when we can look after ourselves would we deserve to, that is, if there is still enough left, worth inheriting.

Some have said that all religions say the same thing, “My invisible friend, is more powerful than your invisible friend”. To those of you that quickly shun those that believe in re-incarnation. I have been led to believe that there are more humans alive on the planet today, than have ever died in our history.

We should not be looking for our differences; we should be looking at both our similarities and our potentials.

As individual countries we are all playing a part in starving the hungry. It will be by acting as one that we achieve feeding them.


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      Gypsy Willow 6 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I think religion is the cause and has been the cause of most of the planet's troubles. Not for me thanks!