Religion never incurs war.
Ego incurs wars and all other manner of suffering. Ego is what corrupts religion, science, government, businesses and more.
Ego (not the western psychological definition, but the spiritual one) is self-concern and separateness.
Ego creates rifts -- me versus you. Ego likes to think of self as superior and always right. Ego is always entitled and likes to blame and belittle others.
But getting rid of ego and doing nothing else is impossible. You have to become Love.
Ego looks inward; love looks outward. Ego is self-concerned; love is concerned for others. Ego likes to be firsts; love is okay being last.
These are the lessons of True Religion taught by Christ, Buddha and Lao Tzu.
It depends on the followers of the specific religion.
Some folks hate those who do not think as they do or do not respect their beliefs. They may also view them as a threat to moral standards. If they notice people within their camp start to embrace customs outside of their traditions. It frightens them.
Any group who insists (their way) is (the way) will fight to preserve their way. Most religions do not welcome change.
No I think the misrepresentation (of a religion) or a "false-religion" or a force that is applied to a weak religion could indeed incur war...
Yes I think so. Humans have been fighting over religious beliefs for thousands and thousands of years and sadly I don't really see that changing anytime soon. Religion conjures powerful emotions and powerful emotions are the ones people will fight for.
by mosaicman 5 years ago
Why do people of different religions constantly argue which is the the "true" religion?It seems like a never ending cycle. It seems like a war of words. I became caught in it at one time myself. I don't know that anyone will ever win it?
by Thomas Byers 5 years ago
Would The World be A Better Place With Out Religion?I see all the fighting over Jesus and religion and I often wonder if the world wouldn't be a better place with out religion. After all no one has ever proved that God exists have they? What do you think?
by Healing Herbalist 5 years ago
Why do people care what religion you are?
by Michael Valencia 5 years ago
Is the world better or worse off with religion?I am agnostic and believe that everybody has a right to believe whatever they want. But I tend to think that, on the whole, religion brings more negative things into the world than positive. One of the biggest negatives is that it divides...
by Kathryn L Hill 3 years ago
We need to fight against what is bad for our lives/survival. We need to realize when to fight and when not to fight. When to yield and when to stand firm.There are times to stand firm. Those times are in defending one's life and way of life.This principle applies to Politics as well.What would...
by johnwindbell 5 years ago
What religion hasn't killed any people?
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