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)