Is Religion The Cause Of War?
Religion is highly respected, valued, and more importantly recognized as one of the guiding aspect in governing constitutions all over the world. In addition, it is unethical and unlawful for an individual to discriminate another based on his or her religious belief. In the working places, one of the obligations of the employer is to honor the religious beliefs an each and every employee. Despite this, there are numerous misconceptions concerning religion, including those which are perceived as unquestionable facts. Among these misconceptions is the idea that literal reading of holy books is the true religious way, religious individuals are inherently anti-science, all religions are guided by absolute truth, and faith cannot be compared with reasoning. However, these misconceptions persist especially due to the fact that they originate from the loudest voices on the extremes, as well as from some thoughtful, educated, and globally recognized individuals. Apparently, there is one common misconception concerning religion is consistently echoed as an absolute truth, that religion has been the cause of most wars. I strongly believe that this is not factually true.
It is very unfortunate for some individuals to argue that religion has been the cause of most wars, yet if they can be asked to name or mention a few of the wars that have been caused by religion they can`t even mention one. In contrast and just the way George Carlin said when he was analyzing the ten commandments,