Religion is the cause of war.Submitted by NCforPaul on Sat, 01/26/2013 - 12:13
Specifically, the religion known as Statism. It has billions of followers, many of whom do not realize that they worship this false god.
If you look through history, every single war was in the name of the State, for reasons the State decided.
People often accuse Christianity of being the cause of the Crusades and the Inquisition. Wrong. They were by the State, for the State, to expand the power of the State. The same goes for Islam and wars in the Middle East.
I would go so far as to say that what we commonly refer to as religion is almost entirely innocent in the cause of warfare; instead, it is the almost-universal religion of Statism that takes other religions, perverts them, and manipulates their good-hearted followers into murdering each other instead of peacefully debating.
The State constructs vast temples to itself, and monuments representing its pantheon - whether composed of kings or presidents.
Can anyone deny that we have truly created a false god to govern us?