What could be done about religious extremism, conflicts and violence in the world
I'll go with Mahatma Gandhi on this one, "Be the change you want to see in the world." And the Buddha, "Hatred was never conquered by hatred, but only by Love." And Jesus, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," and "Love your enemy."
Properly understood, every religion, and also most athiesm, agnosticism, and our scientific society, all want peace and well-being for all. At the same time, extremists exist in every tradition. Let us live and teach the way of peace. Anything else, any effort to force others not to be extremist, is, itself a cause of extremism. People become extreme when they are forced by violence and violation. And, if they are killed, then that tragedy turns their families and friends into our enemies. Only by peace will we end extremism and violet conflict.
by paarsurrey 11 years ago
LONDON, 11 October 2010 The Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has repeated his call for Muslims the world over to show loyalty to their respective countries. In a speech delivered before thousands of Ahmadi Muslims in London he said that love and loyalty to one’s...
by Matthew Kirk 9 years ago
I have seen a lot of what I would call religious extremism on hubpages since joining around a month or two ago. Creationists, evangelists, fanatics; mainly these guys seem to be christian. Many are not what I would call extremists and have quite moderate views. What would you describe as religious...
by AuthorSteve 11 years ago
Would the world be a more peaceful place without religion?And why does it cause so many conflicts?
by Shil1978 6 years ago
Why does religion cause so many conflicts? Do we require religion at all?
by Zaiden Jace 8 years ago
If you could choose between peace or freedom, which would you choose?Please explain your answer. I'm always curious to see what people think.
by alexandriaruthk 8 years ago
We agree, something has to be done about mass killings - violence? What are your suggestions?What do you think we need to do about this? - gun control, family cohesion, mental issues and the politics about it, or combination of some, all? What is your idea about this?
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