It would seem that the history of Judaism, Christianity and Islam is steeped in the savagery of brutal force in the conversion and subjugated obedience of minds. That such behavior continues today, at what point in human evolution do we put away the fight to appease the gods, as something less than what we are capable of? Is the future of Man doomed to the appeasement of gods or do we begin to learn to live and not die for humanity?
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OK then. I think that you are on to something here. Friedrich Nietzsche thought that, that might be the case.
Ben--Glad to hear that you would not kill, but so many have believing that they were doing the will of their god. From 400 CE to the 1980's in Ireland Christians have been killing non-believers and other Christians. Why?.
Service for God is the answer. They believed they were doing God a service by killing non believers. In the case of Christians it puzzles me. It is sad when Christians believed that because God has not asked us nor require us to do so.
Your honesty, "In the case of Christians it puzzles me." is appreciated and respected.
The RST--Do you have a solution to the problem you stated?
Ha ha ha yeah I have the solution to world peace hang on a minute I'll just knock up a hub about it ;-)
Seriously though I think educating people, encouraging people to learn from history. I think if people are taught about different religions as w
Fundamentalists of any faith are a threat to world peace. They are blind to reason and will destroy for their god. From a biological and anthropological standpoint, I don't know if total peace is possible.
Robert--You are right, gods kill and it is from this that we need to move away from. Peace is a matter of the human capacity to reason and that must be our goal, not the emotional hatred and bias of the gods.
So instead of answering the question, you briefly ignore the savage history of your own religion to then pretty much condemn Muslims for their current savagery.
Can't say this surprises me very much.
I agree with you, JThomp. At least that Christian persecution such as the Inquisition is in the PAST!
We Christians today cannot take the blame for atrocities done in the past...those people have dealt with God.
Lybrah.... Thank you!!
Jt --- Perhaps, you have forgotten that about 50,000 people were either killed or wounded in Ireland between 1960 and 1998. So, are you willing to kill for your god?
... cj... mind if i just watch for a while ... you old dickens ... ya sure know how to stir the pot ...
cj... my original answer says it all. Have you fought for God and Country cj? I would be really interested to know.
JT-Yes, a Viet combat vet, 65-66. I was the Atheist in the foxhole. I fought for the Bill of Rights, your freedom of religion and my freedom from it. They did threaten to court martial me in boot camp for refusing to go to a church.
cj.... well I suppose we have one thing in common.