‘Religion Causes More War’ Do You Believe?

Religion Causes More War...


Goodbye ‘Religion Causes War’ Argument.

“It is the most common comeback from atheists to people of faith: religion is the main cause of wars. Without faith, many say, there would have been no 9/11 attacks, no Israeli-Palestinian conflict, no Troubles in Northern Ireland, no violent disputes over words in holy texts – even no Islamic State.

Richard Dawkins, Britain’s best-known atheist, has argued that religion has been the main cause of violence and war throughout history. He wrote in his 2013 autobiography that “religion is the principal label, and the most dangerous one, by which a ‘they’, as opposed to a ‘we’ can be identified.”

Dawkins has said that if religion were somehow abolished, there would be “a much better chance of no more war”.

There would also be “less hatred, because a lot of the hatred in the world is sectarian hatred,” according to Dawkins. “For example, in Northern Ireland, India and Pakistan,” he told the website belief.net.

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(Article by Louise Ridley)

 

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8 responses to “‘Religion Causes More War’ Do You Believe?

  1. How many people have died in war?
    At least 108 million people were killed in wars in the twentieth century. Estimates for the total number killed in wars throughout all of human history range from 150 million to 1 billion.Jul 6, 2003

    ‘What Every Person Should Know About War’ – NYTimes.com

    Stalin was an athiest and killed 15 to 30 million of his own people.
    Moa ,Kim Jong Ill, Pol Pot, all atheists estimated to have killed up to 150 million of their own.

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  2. Rome was sacked by Muslims in 846 AD during the great conquests of Islam after the time of Mohammed.

    During the 8th and 9th centuries, the Muslim Arabs (then called Saracens in Europe) were rapaciously invading Christendom through Southern Italy which they succeeded in conquering by fire, murder, rapine and the sword. Sailing from newly acquired bases in North Africa which they had just stolen from the Christians of the Eastern Roman Empire, the had conquered Sicily and were now bent upon seizing the rest of the peninsula.

    They had earlier been rebuffed in France in 732 by King Charles Martel, the grandfather of Charlemagne, but they had got as far as Tours in Nothern France. King Charles was the first to halt their seemingly inexorable advance. Thereafter they retired to Spain and parts of Southern France and settled. They retained their hold on what had once been Catholic Visigothic Spain for the next 800 years! They were not finally ejected from Christian Spain until 1491 by Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand.

    Under Pope Paschal I (817-824), the relics of the holy martyrs were concealed in the walls of the city of Rome. When Rome was sacked, Paschal’s careful precautions did not prevent the wholesale spoliation and robbery of Basilica of Saint Peter itself, nor, indeed, of San Paolo fuori le Mura (St Paul’s outside the Walls), because they both lay outside the walls of the city of Rome.

    Later, a second wall was constructed on the other side of the Tiber from the main city area. It was constructed by order of Pope Leo IV and so this enclosure was called the Leonine City.

    The Islamic conquest and domination of Sicily, as well as parts of southern Italy began in the 7th century after the foundation of Islam and the attempt by the Muslim leaders to conquer the world.

    By Koranic tradition, Islam makes its attempts to re-conquer the world in the 7th or 8th decade of every century and does not stop until it is halted by force. When stopped it generally lies low until the 7th or 8th decade of the next century when it then makes another attempt at world domination.

    How, then, can it call itself a religion of peace? It does so because it means by peace the eventual peace that will, it says, be the consequence of the conquest of the world for Islam. In the meantime, however, it is war.

    (Retrieved from, http://www.romanchristiandom.blogspot.com)

    The Battle of Tours France is said to be the most important battle ever won for the sake of civilization.
    So in the case of Islam. History confirms that Islamic objective is war until the entire world submits to Allah.

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    • Will reply in due course. Thank you for the message.

      But what is the source for this, out of interest? (Otherwise, I just have to take your word for it.) Peace.

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      • Most of history describes it as barbarians that sacked Rome around 850, or the Barbary Wars of the Mediterranean around 1800, and strangely almost disguises it by doing so. Further investigation will prove to anybody that it is Islam that they are calling barbarian.

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      • Sorry. Didn’t have my facts straight. The Germa Goths raided Rome first around 450a.d. much earlier than Muhammad.
        Islamic raids began around 850 a. d.
        Here you go, with source.(1910 Catholic Encyclopedia )

        “Leo built the walls in order to protect the city against the encroachment of “Saracens”, an early term for the Arab Muslims who were hell bent on the conquest of Christian Europe. In 846, a year before the start of Pope Leo IV’s reign, the Saracens attacked the outskirts of Rome. The Muslim raiders targeted the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. Paul, which were located outside of the massive walls that defended Rome itself. The Saracens looted the two churches, robbing them of their relics and desecrating the tombs of two of Christendom’s most revered saints.”

        “The 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia says that shortly after the raid, “[Pope Leo IV] began to take precautions against a repetition of the Saracen raid of 846. He put the walls of the city into a thorough state of repair, entirely rebuilding fifteen of the great towers. He was the first to enclose the hill by a wall.” The walls that Pope Leo built, which were completed in 852, were nearly 40 feet high, twelve feet thick, and defended by dozens of towers that turned the site into a fortified city.”

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      • Thanks for update. I have some thoughts but may write it out as a post in due course. Will let you know when it’s done. Cheers mate. Peace.

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