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Does religion cause more conflict than it solves?

Discussion in 'Inter-Faith Discussion' started by tsr, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. tsr

    tsr Well-Known Member

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    While religion can be a cause of conflict, it carries political leverage that many say makes it a source for solutions and a tool for peace building.

    Religion and Conflict Escalation. With religion a latent source of conflict, a triggering event can cause the conflict to escalate. At this stage in a conflict, grievances, goals, and methods often change in such a way so as to make the conflict more difficult to resolve.
     
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    HeartNSoul19 New Member

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    Religions were born to bring about piece and unity, in time we have corrupted them to suit our own causes including political ones.
     
  3. Curtis

    Curtis Well-Known Member

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    Christianity isn’t a religion anyway.

    Religion is man trying to figure God out or to find God.

    Christianity is God revealing Himself to man through His son, who came down from heaven to seek and to save that which was lost.
     
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    Curtis Well-Known Member

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    I recently had a dialogue in YouTube comments concerning how deadly religion is said to be because of the deaths caused by religious conflicts, to which I pointed out the fact that atheism is far more deadly than religion - atheists running (godless by ideology) communist regimes have killed 180:million people in the 20th century alone.

    Mao, 30 million; Lenin and Stalin 20 million apiece; Hitler 20 million Russians and 14 million in the Holocaust, plus deaths of Americans and Europeans in the world war he started, etc.

    Nothings more deadly than atheism.
     
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    Enoch111 Well-Known Member

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    Did not Christ say that He had come to bring "a sword" upon the earth? Yes "religion" -- or more precisely the Gospel and conversion -- will bring about conflicts.
     
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    When we consider religions from the perspective of the basic tenants and teachings (in the case of Christianity the commandments), we find that they are way more united in teaching and purpose than we make them out to be.

    It is the details we tend to cling to when we use religion to create conflict and dissention...
     
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