Religious Wars: Comments to an Internet Query

Just because religious people fight doesn’t make their wars necessarily religious. For example: let’s say a Catholic and a Baptist live next to each other, and one day they get in a fight. Is it a religiously motivated conflict? Well, it all depends. For example, they may be fighting over the fact that the Baptist put up a fence and it infringed on the property the Catholic believed belonged to him. Rather than ask for…

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Religion Is Not the #1 Cause of War and Certainly Not Christianity

Atheists and secular humanists consistently make the claim that religion is the #1 cause of violence and war throughout the history of mankind. One of hatetheism’s key cheerleaders, Sam Harris, says in his book The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence in our history.” While there’s no denying that campaigns such as the Crusades and the Thirty Years’ War foundationally rested on religious ideology, it is simply…

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Religion Is Not a Cause of War

“Religion is clearly not the major cause of war.” According to Vincent Carroll of Denver’s Rocky Mountain News, “The two major sources of bloodletting in the 20th century were communism and fascism, or Nazism,” he said. Retired Army Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis agrees. “Those who are truly orthodox are people of great compassion, great faith, great generosity and not terribly warlike,” Maginnis said. Some warmongers may use religion as a cover for their hate, but…

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  • Joshua 1:9 March 4, 2021
    “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.””
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