Is peace on earth impossible as long as their is religion or faith?

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  1. cruelkindness profile image76
    cruelkindnessposted 6 years ago

    Is peace on earth  impossible as long as their is religion or faith?

  2. Catherine Kane profile image88
    Catherine Kaneposted 6 years ago

    I'd say that religion and faith are not the problem here.Religion and faith are rationales, used to justify behavior that people know in their hearts is bad....

  3. cat on a soapbox profile image95
    cat on a soapboxposted 6 years ago

    Religion really has little to do with it except to promise peace after death.
    The concept of "peace on earth" is idealistic. Conflict waits to enter our everyday relationships with people. If we struggle one on one, just try to imagine world peace.  I look to nature for my cues to living and see that establishing dominance and claiming territory are key behaviors in wildlife. In the world, it is survival of the fittest, and nature can be outright cruel. Man is no different except for having a bigger brain and less honesty. We should try to keep peace, but it will be with tremendous effort.  My view will undoubtedly be unpopular, but I find those who think that " the lamb will lay down with the lion" are pretty naive.

  4. silverstararrow profile image84
    silverstararrowposted 6 years ago

    It's usually conflict between people of different religions/faiths that leads to disharmony. Abolishing religions would only eliminate one cause of chaos. We will eventually find something else to fight about.

    What is really needed is an improved sense of tolerance for others and their beliefs. Just because a facet of a certain faith isn't to our liking doesn't mean we campaign and war with each other to prove our religion superior to the rest.

    If everybody can live and let live, peace will soon follow.

  5. LaThing profile image72
    LaThingposted 6 years ago

    It's not the religions or faith that is the major problem here, it's the people! Until we learn to accept the differences that exist among us and accept our own 'spot', there will always be disharmony,, and problems in this world!

  6. ackman1465 profile image60
    ackman1465posted 6 years ago

    May I comment on the four responders who preceded me?

    Cat:  I think you are short on what is "religion."  While the promise of peace is a common thread... I think that - in this mortal world - each "religion" seeks to maximize its POWER.   Having power under the guise of religion is little different from having power because you have a larger gun that the guy beside you....

    Thing:  I don't think we can separate the "people" from the "religion".... Religions are, by definition, groups of people who come together because they are in accord as to who is the best imaginary friend (their "God")...  and that has been cited as a suitable reason for "people" to engage in deadly and destructive wars since the beginning of time....

    Catherine:  I agree that people are willing to put aside what they "know" is "right" in order to support a "religion".   That's a shame...

    Silver:  You're probably right.... if there were no religions, people would find other justifications for practicing their hostilities on one-another.  What would you guess would be the NEXT such reason/justification?  I would say, "clean water" or "food"

    1. Catherine Kane profile image88
      Catherine Kaneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ackman think you're mishearing me. not talking about those who do evil as part of their faith; rather about those who do wrong and then "twist scripture" to justify it.
      The 2nd is far more common, from what I see

    2. ackman1465 profile image60
      ackman1465posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Catherine:  I didn't "mishear" or "misread".... I agree with you, on all counts....

  7. lifeoflata profile image60
    lifeoflataposted 6 years ago

    Peace on earth can only be obtained when people stop looking at the cultural differences and start looking at the characteristic similarities. I have friends from many religions and cultures but what makes us friends is the fact that we share the same values. And at the end of the day thats all thats important


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