who are responsible for wars - governments or religions ?
- Anonymous1 month agoFavourite answer
Radical religious groups are often responsible for acts of terrorism.
Governments respond by waging wars against the countries that have allowed these groups to thrive.
And Hitler wanted to "purify" the race by eliminating Jews - in a way, it was a war against the race and the faith of Jews. Not purely a religious war - but some connections could be made to the extermination of a religion if he had succeeded.
- It’s meLv 61 month ago
People are responsible, lack of tolerance for others beliefs. Live and let live.
- IanLv 61 month ago
It certainly looks like Muslims are going to be the next group to suffer genocide.
- NeengefanLv 71 month ago
Actually, history shows more died in Religious wars.
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- Anonymous1 month ago
War can be caused by multiple things. Radicalism, Religion, Greed, a Malthusian Crisis, etc.
- socialistpbLv 61 month ago
Capitalism is responsible for wars. The ruling classes of different countries go to war for the sake of trade routes, raw materials and markets.
- FoofaLv 71 month ago
In a theocracy the government and the religion are one in the same. But historically speaking "religious wars" were conducted by governments, almost exclusively monarchies, on behalf of a religion. The Vatican/Holy Roman Empire and allies kept a lot of this going under the banner of both flag and faith.
- 1 month ago
Two things will give you the right view
The problem is that those regimes that have attempted to eliminate religion (Communism/National Socialism, etc.) have not produced peace and tranquillity.
Atheists are responsible for most of the killing of the past 100 years.
128,168,000 VICTIMS: THE DEKA-MEGAMURDERERS
1. 61,911,000 Murdered: The Soviet Gulag State
2. 35,236,000 Murdered: The Communist Chinese Ant Hill
3. 20,946,000 Murdered: The Nazi Genocide State
4. 10,214,000 Murdered: The Depraved Nationalist Regime
And don't forget the words of Nobel Prize Winner Solzhenitsyn who studied the 60 million Russian murders over a lifetime...
“Men Have Forgotten God” – The Templeon Address
More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.
Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.
AND THE SECOND: Almost all 'religioni' in 20th Century Politics was really an anti-religious creed masquarading as religion This is an amazing thing to find out
The Abusive Exploitation of the Human Religious Sentiment": Michael Burleigh
In "Sacred Causes" Burleigh traces political religions from the interwar period to the present Islamic fundamentalism. Nazism and Communism were classic examples of political religions; they were messianic movements that offered redemption in an earthly manner. Both movements attempted to displace religion.
- 1 month ago
Governments who are greedy and care about the possession of oil by any means necessary. Don't forget about the military industrial complex which profits off of machinery of death.
- L. E. GantLv 71 month ago
Think of war as being business by other means....