Conflict is never caused by religion. It never has and it never will be the root cause of wars, civil or otherwise. It is the excuse they use to cover up the real reason for going to war. And that is greed and jealousy. Greed is a cancer of many human beings in the world. They covert what they don’t have or are not content with what they already have. Jealousy is the root cause of greed. The have’s flaunt what they have with contempt at those who don’t. The have nots want what they can’t get and the conflict begins.
Then there is the jealousy of the haves wanting more of what they have. They don’t care who they take it from, it’s all a sport to them. They have no care about what they do to others as long ad they get what they want. And when someone stands up to them conflict begins.
In either situation they will always resort to religion to justify their conflicts, it does not matter which religion. Even the non religious has a religion of non belief.
So why have religion in the first place, why not take away their excuse to fight and they can’t hide their true motives for war. Voltaire once said “If God did not exist, then it would be necessary to invent him.” Why? Because religion is a concept to ease the pain of death. By having religion death would be a lot bearable for those left behind.
Religion is also a journey, a personal journey. A journey of discovery of yourself. A discovery of who you are and who you will become. You have to go on that journey yourself no one else can do it for you. You are the only person who can find your god no one else will do. Don’t follow blindly those who spew out the religious gobbledygook. You should read up on it. Find other sources to corroborate your findings. Just like everything else in life it’s not as easy as just believing. You must seek the truth, your personal truth. Once found then don’t push it onto others you can tell them but don’t push it as absolute truth. As I said before religion is a personal. journey.
Until next time, Stay safe, Stay cool on your journey.