Originally Posted by Fourthshifter
A lowers and belittles B so that A looks better.
when people say Religion causes war, most likely it is Abraham-religion as history backs this fact up.
Nowadays people in Europe are fed up with Churches. They are educated. They are not stupid to give in to the brainwashing of Abraham-religion. (exception : some fanatics of course)
However, this is different in countries full of uneducated, poor and frustrated people. They are easily manipulated and they need scapegoats to fill their insecurity. They are easily taken as pawns of terrorists to cause havoc. Worst still these fanatics are cowards. They target those who cannot defend themselves like schoolgirls and monks.
Therefore the long term solution is education and sufficient level of living standard, just like in northern Europe where people are secure and educated. They are mature enough to ignore religious bullshitting and bashing.
Europeans educated and feel secured?
I find it very odd that people dimiss things as if they know everything but in fact they most likely know nothing or know little of. The church's history was bloody, it cannot be disputed. It is after all, an institution run by humans, hence with it, good and bad things can happen. People always focus on the scandals of the church, while igoring the same contributions that the church give. People talk about Father(insert name), the paedophile priest, but discuss nothing or even mention anything about Father John Bosco. People talk about how bad the church is by prohibiting contraception, abortion blah blah blah, when it is the same church that is the world's largest humanitarian body, with legions of grassroot workers actively caring for those in need, AIDS patients, the destitute, the sick, the whatnot.
How many of us make it part of our lives to visit those in prison? How many of us make it part of our lives to visit the dying in hospitals? How mnay of us make it part of our lives to comfort and give hope to the despair?How many of us can share our lives with others? I myself find it difficult to do so.......what about you?