Religion and War
Posted by Parsin on March 25, 2008
I agree that a trace of religion could be seen in some wars in the history, but I would discuss whether religion was the cause of these wars or it was used as a tool to call people in a war which was in fact for the sack of those who even didn’t believe in that religion. Of course, I don’t deny that there has been wars dictated by clergymen, but again there has been some other factors that were the main cause.
I would like to make a quotation from Ali Shariati:”In history, deception (clergymen fooling people by religion), force (army, weapon), and wealth (money) have always formed the triangle of power.” It is obvious then where the religion would stand! But which religion?
Since has done more crime than religion. Who has made such a sophisticated weapons? Who invented atomic bomb to kill thousands and hurt millions of people in Hiroshima? There are many to say.
Nationalism has caused a lots of wars. Same as Racism, same as Imperialism! Who is behind the war in Iraq?! Who was behind the war in Vietnam?
I don’t think we can leave religion for what others have done under its name! Same as we can not leave science.
Moses, Jesus, Mohammad and other prophets of the God, all had the message of peace. They called people to help each other, to help poor, to help oppressed ones!