Comment: "...many seem to think the Bible is the cause of war."

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"...many seem to think the Bible is the cause of war."

This is not a "seem to think" or an "if." The Bible and Christianity both have have started many wars. These wars are facts. The Crusades were a series of over a dozen wars lasting intermittently for about 500 years carried out at the behest of multiple Popes and with their blessing of course. There was even a Children's Crusade of 1212 in which teenagers were goaded into battle by the priests and their parents. Those few kids who did survive were taken into slavery. The Popes and the priests did not want to stay out of entangling alliances. Power corrupted them just like power corrupts today. Power corrupts whether it is derived from religions origins or not.