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  • The Myth that Religion is the #1 Cause of War

    09/20/2013 5:18:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    CARM ^ | September 20, 2013 | Robin Schumacher
    Atheists and secular humanists consistently make the claim that religion is the #1 cause of violence and war throughout the history of mankind. One of hatetheism's key cheerleaders, Sam Harris, says in his book The End of Faith that faith and religion are “the most prolific source of violence in our history.”1While there’s no denying that campaigns such as the Crusades and the Thirty Years’ War foundationally rested on religious ideology, it is simply incorrect to assert that religion has been the primary cause of war. Moreover, although there’s also no disagreement that radical Islam was the spirit behind 9/11,...
  • The great chasm

    09/22/2006 12:49:28 PM PDT · by JZelle · 6 replies · 488+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9-22-06 | Cal Thomas
    President Bush took his case for freedom, democracy, tolerance and "respect" for Islam to the United Nations. His speech was eloquent at times and uniquely American in its plea for understanding and help in freeing people from oppression in the Middle East. The only problem with the speech was that most of the oppressors and who knows how many of the "oppressed" see us, not themselves, in bondage to the pursuit of wealth and pleasure. They see even those who claim to be professed believers in God falling short in the way they live and witness our "decadence" on constant...