Is Religion compatible with world peace?

Posted by: UtherPenguin

Please specify why you chose your option. *waits patiently for flamewar*

  • Yes

  • No

65% 22 votes
35% 12 votes
  • Can't a muslim, catholic, jew, and atheist be friends peacefully? If they can, then surely the word can.

  • Very few wars were primarily caused by religion, and amongst these wars , geopolitical implications were more prominent than religious belief, hence religion is very compatible with World Peace.

  • Well mostly yes, it would be hard with Islam though because of groups like ISIS.

  • It can be altered to be. But not in its present form. Thank goodness for all of us, change is coming!

  • Yes, but not all of them. There are a few that are compatible. The ones that are not would need to be eliminate for peace to ensue.

  • I see absolutely no reason why it wouldn't be. It seems people see the words "Holy war" and say "Oh, no! It's a war against everyone ever! Instead of learning about the religion, I'm going to assume its barbaric and argue about it everywhere!"

  • Yes, but not Islam.

  • I'm sorry, but I don't think they're compatible, Buddhism and Daoism being exceptions. If we want world peace, we need to ensure that everyone has a sufficient level of self-cultivation and that means reaching inside ourselves to cultivate our morality, and not asking from an external deity. Getting morality from an external source (God) will not last. Moreover, we must remember that our role in the world is to serve humans and humanity and not God. Spiritual beings like God should be respected, but we should distance them from our lives, and not let them change how we act. Only by doing so will we have social harmony, and thus world peace.

  • It's possible but not practical. So many people have died over religion that I don't see religion existing peacefully as long as it does exist. It will be better in a few hundred years when religion doesn't exist anymore and we've moved on to better things.

  • religion while might not be the cause of war it is used as justification due to the fact that god "supports us" is a saying that is used by both sides during a war. religion is a call to arms for bad people wanting to do unjust things to benefit to victor.

    Posted by: nick6
  • No too many different ideas and beliefs so too much death and then it's war

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TheMarquis says2015-04-17T19:32:14.5114193-05:00
I am a bisexual atheist born and bred in America. One of my closest friends is a Sunni Muslim who lives in Pakistan.
genesis01 says2015-04-17T19:51:34.2123003-05:00
Well why not just be hetereosexual? Homosexuality isn't good.
Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-17T20:51:31.3713597-05:00
With that said, I think it's equally important to do away with atheism before achieving world peace. Moral nihilism, in particular, needs to be dealt with.
TheMarquis says2015-04-17T20:51:40.8437573-05:00
@Genesis: You just think it isn't good because you know it's GREAT. I know you want some of this.
Juan_Pablo says2015-04-17T20:56:46.4690413-05:00
What I mean to say with the comment above is that religions today need to learn to respect each other and mutually promote human rights above their own selfish notions of salvation or perceived view that they are more special than other religions. In a world were the devil reigns supreme and is basically God, humans must alter their religions (without abandoning them wholly) to accommodate the view that the enemy of man is both himself but also a God that doesn't entirely love them, and that tries to find ways to undermine them. No one can claim he or she is more special in this new view, but if they wish to survive, they will have to find a strategy to reinforces a view of human rights and human specialness in our universe. My hope is that this causes humankind to unite. I think we may see some of this as a consequence, though possibly not to the levels I would prefer. But some peaceful, hopeful life-improving unity is better than none at all.
Juan_Pablo says2015-04-17T21:00:10.1054641-05:00
Correction: "No one can claim he or she is more special in this new view, but if they wish to survive, they will have to find a strategy that reinforces a view of human rights and human specialness in our universe. My hope is that this causes humankind to unite."
thatoneguyyouonceknew says2015-04-18T19:57:51.3184015-05:00
People are not compatible with world peace.

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