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Say thanks to religion!
@FunkyMonkee There are so much more significant factors than just religion as to why there won't be world peace
I agree, sure religion is a big factor but not the main one, the main one is just everyone not loving each other for who they are and being violent. Hell even I'm guilty for not loving people for who they are, it's just never going to be peaceful on this earth
@tartaarsaus Maybe, but religion and greed are the two main causes of war and hatred.
@FunkyMonkeeI doubt it. I'd say poverty in general, geography, natural resources and such are much, much bigger factors to war than religion. Nowadays, little religious wars tend to be fought. Even the die hard Islamists, their wars stem from the consistent issues in like Nigeria with poverty and poor treatment of the central government. Yemen? It's mostly because of ethnic conflicts.
@tartaarsaus How do you figure? What does one person having more money than someone else or living in a different region have to do with war? have you ever noticed how people that believe in one religion hate and will gladly kill and start wars with people of another religion? Middle eastern religions spring to mind!And, because wars make money for the rich, they'll do just about anything to get a war started so they can make more money!I have yet to se a war started because Joe lives in a country where Jack doesn't or Fred starts a war with George because he doesn't have as much money as George.LITTLE religious wars? You mean like the ones that have lasted for hundreds of years in the middle east?
@FunkyMonkeeJesus Christ. Poverty creates crime and terrorism, often due to dissatisfaction with e. g. the government. Poverty is generally heralded as one of the main causes of terrorism, but oh well, a random 51 year old on GaG is supposed to nullify that. Yeah, no. Then you have to understand what I mean with geography. Not because they live or dont live somewhere, but what's to gain at some place. Take the Hormuz strait, Iran threatens to blockade it all the time due to the geographical area. That would immediately create war. Please tell me which religious wars in the Middle East? Related to Israel? Nah, that's not generally a religious war. Most of the wars in the Middle East tend to have to do with ethnic conflicts that e. g. result in dictatorships being overthrown. Even with the more recent ISIS stuff, of which saying it's a religious war only is a major simplification, tend to come into existence merely due to a power vacuum and dissatisfaction with an occupying power (e. g. the USA in Iraq).
@tartaarsaus Yes? How can I help you?Yeah? And? How many poor people do you know of that have the money to start a full scale war?No, stupidity, often disguised as religion, ids the biggest cause of war. What, you being an 18 year old kid makes YOUR views more valid? WHO'S got more life experience?Yeah, in SOME cases it's to do with territory but, how often?Let's see, the Jews and Arabs have been at each others' throats almost as long as they've each existed because they can't make opinions meet about whose god is the correct one to worship.The Clintons & Bushes started ISIS.
@FunkyMonkeeIt doesn't require much funds to actually start a war. Do you think e. g. Boko Haram started with a lot of money? Conflicts can be started with cheap weapons, knives, machetes and the lot. That's how the genocide in Rwanda happened some 20 years ago. It doesn't require an army with a budget of billions. Lmao I want saying me saying this stuff makes it valid. I said that a random 51 year old spouting out some stuff going against a general consensus doesn't nullify the consensus. In many, many cases it has to do with territory. Religion simply isn't the biggest reason for war, there are plenty others. False again. Jews lived for quite a while in the Islamic countries during the Middle Ages. Of course it was pretty crappy, but nowhere close to actual war. And nowadays, it mostly just has to do with governance of land. Nope, Bush merely kick-started their rise. It's generally accepted that e. g. ISIS got big due to a power vacuum coming into existence since the USA wiped out Saddam. The US government is indirectly to blame, but not directly.