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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Problems with Heaven

Problems with Heaven: Free Will and Evil

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Re: !!!!great site!!!!

"religion causes wars and that sucks"

Not true!! Religion is used by humans as an 'excuse' for war, but it is rarely the primary motive for war. Usually thats greed and nationalism.

Take Israel and Palestine for example. Many of the most passionate Jewish Zionists are non-religious and not all Arabs are Muslims. This conflict is simply about two ethnic/cultural groups fighting over rights to a peice of land. Now okay both sides use their 'holy' books to back up their arguement as to why they should have the land, but even if you took religion away these two would be fighting.

Another example is the conflict in Northern Ireland between the Catholics and the Prostestants. If you look deeply at what is happening it is not religion they are fighting about; its cultural identity and land. If it was a truly religious war then they would be fighting over theological positions. But this is not the case. Ask any IRA terrorist what they think of premillianilism and they will look at you with great confusion.

In most wars religion is an excuse, not the cause!! The cause is zenophobia and greed!

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