Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Religion causing war

Very few wars are caused by religion. In fact, some argue that religion has stopped war for a number of reasons. One is that it often unites a large group of people who would otherwise have nothing in common. These people are less likely to wage war on one another. There is however no statistics that I'm aware of showing how many wars have been stopped because of religion.

In any event, I realized just a few moments ago how silly the argument is that religion is bad because it causes war. The reason is war can be caused by anything. Think about the cause of wars. Many are fought over resources, some are race-based, others stem from xenophobia. However, we wouldn't say natural resources cause war, so we shouldn't have natural resources. Or that races cause war, therefore we should not have other races. And so on. In fact, these statements don't even make sense.

So, war can be caused by virtually any reason, and when it comes to religion it's usually people misusing religion as an excuse to take up arms. But just because we can identify a cause, this does not automatically lead to the conclusion that the cause must be eliminated.


  1. Another vapid, unhistorical claim made by atheist internet kiddies. Common tactic is to proclaim any ideology, be it capitalism or communism or nationalism, a 'religion,' thus
    Basically they've got the argument pre-rigged to completely exempt their claims from any possible examination.

    'Oh, the Soviets weren't atheists, they were Communists! They betrayed the cause of reason and truth by murdering people, blah blah.' It's really depressing to see this bullcrap everywhere. The Hitchites and Occupy types do this a lot.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this post attracted some braindead LOLTROLLZ. The topic usually does.

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  3. Anyone who says religion is the cause of "every war" is an ignorant moron who doesn't know anything and is obviously really bad at history (aka an atheist.)

    Anyhoo, I've been reading a lot of posts on this blog lately (particularly the anti-atheist posts) and I just wanted to say... good for you and every other awesome Christian blogger who tells the truth about the stupidity, arrogance, ignorance, immorality, and lies of atheists. Keep up the great work! Thank you so much for exposing atheists for the horrible, disgusting monsters they truly are! Why are those bigots even allowed to have jobs still? Why are they allowed to reproduce? Who knows? But you Christian bloggers are doing the right thing by showing the world how awful atheists are. Keep it up! :D