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The Correlation Between Religion and War

Updated on March 24, 2018

Understanding our human heritage of hatred

Can man move beyond its own ignorance?

We must first learn how and why we maintain our human heritage of hatred and pass it on generation after generation.

We must stop this war with ourselves before it is too late.

Religion and Wars vs reality

Ignorance causes war and conflict
Ignorance causes war and conflict | Source

A continuous War:

There is a war in progress on this planet at all times.

A war that is real, frightening, and endless.

A war in which there can be no winners.

This virtual war game is being played on a daily (second to second) basis in the minds of all earthly inhabitants.

Fueled by "negative" energy:

This is NOT a theory, or speculation. It is painfully evident to those who will open their mind's eyes and see the reality of their psychic influences on others around them.

As these negative energies grow stronger, so does the devastating effects on this planet and on humanity itself - wars, strife, social unrest, intolerance and hatred - are all the fuels necessary to continue this war on ourselves.

How did we get here and why?

As ancient civilizations arose around the globe, materialistic values grew faster than intellectual values. Instead of taking a humanistic direction, value was erroneously misplaced on amassing material possessions as an indicator of superiority, success, and power.

Superstition provided the first seeds of religion. Superstitious beliefs and their practice came out of ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic, or chance, but mainly a false "conception of causation".

These led to an irrational attitude of mind, toward the supernatural nature, and the creation of 'gods', resulting from this superstition. A notion accepted, maintained, and nurtured, despite evidence to the contrary. Creating and causing an acute emotional abjection to be planted into humanity/mankind itself.

The accepted abjection of mankind unwittingly unleashed this subversive mentality of sinking to, or existing in, a low state of condition, (a cast down in spirit), showing utter hopelessness, resignation, expressing, or offered, in a humble and often an ingratiating emotional disposition.

For example: when crops were destroyed by any "natural" cause such as floods, storms, insect infestations, blight, et al..., it was perceived that it was some kind of punishment for something mankind did to displease a wrathful god.

All adverse phenomenon was then seen as a 'punishment' for something man did, or did not do, that upset their gods of harvest, the sun, the moon, the seasons and so on - ad infinitum.

Coupling these superstitions with the aggressiveness of other tribes, or individuals within their own tribes, who desired to control others and amass social commodities for personal gain - allowed Greed to set in, take root, and flourish.

To compensate for, or justify, these new psycho-social mechanics that caused feelings of inferiority, loss of control, or failure in any one field; they adopted a counterbalance by increasing their investments in another area - that being their superstitions.

The people themselves, being the downtrodden by uncontrollable circumstances, saw themselves as the victims of forces beyond their control. Forces that could only be set upon them by some unseen being. They named those negative unseen forces 'Satan' and 'evil'.

The 'innocent' people became the "good" and those who represented their oppressors became the "bad".

In order to justify their inability to overcome adversities beyond their control there was born this mystical battle between "Evil and Good".

To make it more realistic the magical stories of a "God versus Satan" concept was born.

To make this 'concept' even more real - religions were born, enhanced, and sold as truth, generation after generation. (The true concept of the adage that if one tells the same lie often enough they begin to belief it as truth).

That sickness of the psyche has become more complex and sophisticated today; but nonetheless, just as powerfully controlling and fueled by the same motivators, are the leaders of the thousands of religions that arose throughout our history, all across this planet.

And very few for altruistic reasons. Wealth, control and power over people by any means necessary was, and still is, their basic mainstay, and brainwashing from the time of birth - their greatest weapon for insuring its continuity.

Today in our "civilized" world, superstitions still rule, and ruin, the lives of millions of humans through that same fear of the unknown, unfounded guilt, unfounded hatred, ignorant intolerance, lust for power, and amassing material possessions.

So there is a war going on today that started during the early stages of man's development. The growth factors since early times were, and still are, selfishness, greed and control - greatly fueled by psychological abuses handed down generation after generation.

Can mankind rid itself of these shackles that hold us all captive to this suppression of our own making?

It is painfully doubtful.

Shedding Old Ideas:

These ancient growth factors have become a necessary and essential part of our society and may indeed be the ruling factors for thousands of years to come unless humanity destroys itself in the process, which seems the most likely prospect for the future as indicated by global behaviors in today's world.

As long as ancient beliefs are maintained, that there is an ongoing war between good and evil, and religions to make sure it remains; wars must be an intrinsically indelible and intractable part of humanity's heritage.

Religions themselves have become the enemy of the people, the guardians of hatred, the executioners of truth, and the shackles that bind us to the past.

The evolution of the creative forces in the universe move forward unrelentingly and mankind stagnates and wallows in its own fear and self doubt.

"the earth is but a stage and we are all just players on it - we must learn to let the show go on, as nature intended!!"

by: d.william

Life - The show must go on

© 2012 d.william


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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      OK, no problemo - it did appear to be directed at me.

      However, in defense of 'always exploring', her statement was not out of character. We both believe that humanity was not just a happenstance, but rather a design by the unknown (what humans call 'god').

      We humans tend to equate everything to the level of mentality of mankind. That is like an amoeba trying to equate itself with the intelligence of Einstein.

      Religions pretend to speak for their 'god' but they are the 'amoeba' speaking for the universal oneness.

      I had someone make fun of me for putting the link to the person's hub (as a salutation) that i am addressing my comments to - that way there is never a misunderstanding as to who it was meant for.

      Thank you so much for your input - it is highly valued.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      Sorry d.william - that was not addressed to you. It was addressed to always.exploring. Her profile says "I believe in God, and I believe he rules the universe." and she said here "maybe it's time we ban together and fight the evil that calls itself religion."

      Die hard atheists? LOL

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      you are misinterpreting my words. I do not believe that there is a "God" that rules the universe. What i do believe is that there is a universal oneness from whence we all came and will return to after death. See my hub:

      People tend to confuse God with Religion and God with having humanistic characteristics. It is not a complex concept to believe that we are all spirits visiting in this material world; but organized religions tend to confuse their laity in order to hold some control over their lives, and usually for self serving purposes.

      I do not believe that God is a single entity that wants us, as individuals, to adore and worship (him). These are the beliefs of organized religions and set humans up to discordance between ourselves.

      From one point of view i would be considered an atheist. From another point of view i would be considered a Gnostic. But, from ALL points of view i am seen as an enemy of organized religious institutions that exploit humanity.

      I am known as a centrist between the extreme religious zealots and die hard atheists. All my articles reflect this philosophy and will not waver under prejudices from either end of the spectrum. This makes me quite unpopular here on hub pages.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      How can you "believe God rules the Universe" and then claim to want to "fight the evil that calls itself religion"?

      This is the problem with believers - they all claim to believe in a God that Rules the Universe and then delude themselves that this is not religion.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for you support. I have a sinking bad feeling about the 2012 elections. We all know that the people backing Romney/Ryan will do anything they need to, to take over this country.

      If there was ever a God that could (or would) intervene it would be now. If the outcome is negative, this will usher in a whole new era of evil across this world. Take a look at this video: It is frighteningly realistic and poised to happen.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Please don't give up yet. We do have a God, maybe it's time we ban together and fight the evil that calls itself religion. If we just give in then they win for sure.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I agree that this is a sad and desolate view of the future of our beautiful planet. And it can only get worse.

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Until people learn to think for themselves and no longer need the constraints of religion there will be no peace. Can't see it happening any time soon. Sad look out for our planet.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Yes, you might just be right about that. The scary part is that the Mormons actually 'won' the first two. What a frightening prospect for our future.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      Third Mormon war then?

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      I am afraid this will come to pass. With the electronic voting machines now in full use, that have no way of doing a valid "recount" there is no doubt in my mind that with their computer hackers they will take over this government in November.

      I keep saying that elections in this country will never be won by popular vote again - they will be won by which ever party has the fastest and best computer hackers.

      There will be a rebellion, and an uprising in this country that has never been witnessed before when the radical right tea party and mormons take over this government and try to remake the USA in their own images. It will not be a pretty sight.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      Maybe. If Mitt Romney gets elected - I would be worried. They believe all sorts of rubbish - even worse than the usual Christian claptrap.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      You are more optimistic than i am.

      In the U.S. it seems that religion is taking a greater in-your-face attitude than it ever has in the past. They now interject themselves in the lives of everyone whether we desire their drivel or not.

      Public T.V. ads pimping their services are on every 20 minutes. My remote control 'mute' button has never seen so much use. L.O.L. (see my cynical hub on how i actually feel about that foolishness)

      I am so over their interference in government policies, and passing their ignorant judgments on people, trying to control women's reproductive rights, condemning the gay community, and their excessive advertisements promoting their bigotry and hatred.

      And you are correct that it only works on the uneducated, so i presume that is why the GOP is now attacking the public education system to push for privatization and parochial schools so they can indoctrinate more innocent children into their cults.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      I am not so sure. I am English and we are mostly getting rid of this harmful drivel. As are many European countries. It is spreading in the 3rd world and I know a lot of Christians go to Africa and South America to find their peasantry now.

      It only works on uneducated and poor peasants.

      I read an interesting quote recently which said "If we lost all scientific knowledge and had to start from scratch we would end up eventually with the same knowledge we have now. The same is not true of religion." lol

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I doubt that society can, or ever will, or even want to, rid itself of this social "dis-ease".

      There is unending profit to be made from it, from people giving their money to buy their way to their perceived heaven, the profits of wars in the names of their beliefs, profits for the ministers of those exploitive cults, and it most definitely has its use in political campaigning - appealing to those uneducated base members who think that their own particular brand morality can actually be mandated by government OR their respective cults.

      No, i am afraid this world is stuck with this particular 'dis-ease' until mankind destroys itself by its own ignorance and greed - Then it will simply start all over again.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. I only wish it could be that simple.

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      Mark Knowles 5 years ago

      I think we can rid ourselves of this disease, but it is probably going to take a major disaster. Which is what the religionists seem to be hoping will happen to prove that they are "right".

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      Lela 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I wish you luck with as much positive energy as I can send your way. End the war on ourselves!


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