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    The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries, that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion.”
    Thomas Paine (1795)

    IM AN ATHEIST AND GOD DOES NOT EXIST, YOU ARE CREATED BY CHANCE EVOLUTIONARY CYCLE AND GO TO WHERE YOU WERE BEFORE BIRTH OF AN ANIMAL, GOD IS A LIE AS WELL AS SANTA

  • Greatly, Caused and Is Causing Much Harm and Depravity:

    It is still harming people, Evangelical religions are causing problems and Indoctrination is still creating Unintelligent Idiots from potentially intelligent children. It never ceases, in history it has incited massacres as religious leaders seek power and control over others such as the Catholic popes during the first millennium where they persecuted opposing religions and non-believers, often massacring them. Some wars and conflicts that the US stupidly jumped into were caused by the US leaders considering it a Christian duty to interfere, when they truly were not wanted, such as Vietnam and Iraq. So Christian ideology is still causing death and destruction, as is Islamic fundamentalism. Religions are bad for Society.
    They need to be reduced into just becoming another Superstition like Astrology, which is what they really and truly are!

  • I wish it never existed

    I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. – Mike Fuhrman

    HERES NO god, IM AN ATHEIST, YOU ARE CRATED BY CHANCE, YOU GO TO WHERE YOU WERE BEFORE BIRTH OF A ANIMAL, god DOESN'T EXIST, I DONT BELIEVE IN god... NO god, NO HEAVEN, NO HELL, NO AFTERLIFE... There is literally no more prove than other religion... I can't believe some people are that stupid to believe in god and santa😂😂😂 YOU ARE CHANCE EVOLUTION CYCLE FROM NOTHING, NO CREATOR, THE CREATION OF EARTH WAS WAS AN ACCIDENT... HUMANS WERE CREATED BY CHANCE AND SO UNIVERSE NOTHING IS SOMETHING

  • Look at European History

    The freaking Crusades were a huge series of wars started by religion just because the Catholics and Muslims couldn't let the other have Jerusalem. The Spanish inquisition in Spain resulted in several thousand Muslims getting killed because they weren't Catholic. Even outside of Europe in the Palestinian area TODAY Muslims and Jews are still fighting over whose homeland it is. The Black Plague was said to be a sign from god, without religion, we would've had people actually opening their eyes and trying to find a solution.

  • I believe that religion does cause conflict

    Because every human believes they have natural right to believe what they want to and therefore conflict arises,
    At the dawn of the twenty-first century, a casual glance at world affairs would suggest that religion is at the core of much of the strife around the globe. Often, religion is a contentious issue. Where eternal salvation is at stake, compromise can be difficult at or even sinful. Religion is also important because, as a central part of many individuals' identity, any threat to one's beliefs is a threat to one's very being. This is a primary motivation for ethno-religious nationalists.




    However, the relationship between religion and conflict is, in fact, a complex one. Religiously-motivated peace builders have played important roles in addressing many conflicts around the world.

  • Yes or No

    This is neither a yes or no question here. Religion itself, whether Christian, Muslim, or any sort of the variation isn't to blame. They're scriptures, books, stories. No different from a comic book and any other fictional novel. It's what you do with these books that makes the difference. The blind loyalty and need to force beliefs on others and for whatever reason, spread their religion to others is the problem. People in power know that religion is a strong tool as it doesn't require logic, but unquestionable faith and belief without hesitation. As long as people can justify horrible actions or decisions because they think their deity condones it, then the cycle will continue.

  • Religion is the insecurity of the masses.

    How did religion come to be? From the dawn of time, when people became conscious of the seasons, the sun, the moon and the four elements, earth, wind, air and fire. So, when there was a drought they began to create idols to call forth the rains. As small tribal villages grew so did the need for "laws". Intertwined in the growth of laws were the idols and usually the head tribal person dictated how his people should live. Through the ages, the head person had the most power over his people and the need to corral them into obedience. Then there was the "healer" or "shaman", a person that began to have a lot of influence that usually worked hand in hand with the leader. The root of course was to maintain control over the masses. As the human race continued to grow, expand their horizons so did the power of the leaders and priests (or healers, etc.)
    From idols to creating imaginary gods, putting a face to an idol for a better way to put fear into the people. As a collective this grew into what became "religion". Thus, religion was used throughout history to control and overpower others.

  • Religion sucks religion sucks

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  • Religion sucks religion sucks

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  • Religion sucks religion sucks

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  • I don't think it's Religion that causes violence, but people

    I don't think Religion would provoke violence generally. I think it's the people in power/radicals who simply know their being ignorant and/or wrong in their actions and use Religion as a scapegoat for their deeds. So no, it comes down to the individual (usually a Radical/Psychopath) who abuses and distorts the name of Religion for their own greed and ignorance.

  • I don't think it's Religion that causes violence, but people

    I don't think Religion would provoke violence generally. I think it's the people in power/radicals who simply know their being ignorant and/or wrong in their actions and use Religion as a scapegoat for their deeds. So no, it comes down to the individual (usually a Radical/Psychopath) who abuses and distorts the name of Religion for their own greed and ignorance.

  • In history, rarely do we ever come across a conflict due to religion.

    Religion is and should never be the cause of any conflict unless that religion condones and promotes violence. In the Bible (Christianity) Jesus says to turn the other cheek and let them slap that one as well instead of resorting to violence. He says to forgive an infinite amount of times as he forgives us. Religion does not start conflict- People Do. People may blame religion for conflict when in reality- most of the time conflict is brought forth by personal greed. Saying religion is the cause is the easiest way to justify themselves and makes it easier for people to rally. For example- Two different religions, eradicate the opposing religion, war actually begun because of woman. Helen of Troy and Paris started a massive war (my opinion) because they -believed' the gods had paired them together (religion) but it was only for personal need, desire, and lust. Religion does not start conflict and it does not rule people's lives. If anything it allows people to live freer lives with the safe knowledge that something that is protecting and watching over them with loving and caring arms that will always forgive. So no. Religion is peace not war.

  • Religion causes conflict, only as much as any differing ideology does.

    Religion causes conflict, only as much as any differing ideology does. Often, this is done by corrupt leaders who abuse their power to further their own interests. Look at the US government. Are they wonderful peace-keepers coming in the name of democracy and freedom? Or are they more of a oligarchical powerhouse striving to maintain supremacy? We as humans have always been willing to kill over our differences, whether they be religious, economic, political, racial/ethnic, etc. That is our main problem. We need to coexist.

  • It doesn't create

    Conflict more than any other thing.

    As long as humans have been living on Earth, they have fought each other over all manner of things: freedom, democracy, money, resources, race, etc. Religion has been one thing that they have fought over, but it is only one thing among many things. Taking religion away would not stop conflicts.

  • The Message Of Religion Being Corrupted By Humans Is No Different Than Other Cause

    Certain world leaders can easily corrupt the message of religion to serve their own purposes. It's no different than wanting to rule an area because you believe it is your right to do so. Religion is not religion if its central message has been changed and then used for acts of evil. Just think of all the things that are made better by people adhering to religious moral codes.


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arthurjeremypearson says2014-06-09T15:15:03.693
Are generic, open-ended, ill defined questions encouraged here? The question ask'er doesn't define "religion" or "conflict."

Are you referring to organized religion? A general feeling of "spiritual" well being?

Are you referring to wars? Self-loathing and sexual repression leading to a festering psychosis wherein the repressed rapes and commits violent crime? Or mere diviciveness, where people have a hard time connecting to each other?
Caleb_Marychurh says2014-06-12T02:23:26.580
Hmm thnks i was just looking for different opinions on it for an essay im writing for school